Belk promotes Zant to president, chief merchandising officer
July 31, 2014,
Charlotte, N.C. – Belk Inc. today named David Zant as the company’s new president and chief merchandising officer, effective Aug. 11.
Zant replaces Kathryn Bufano, who resigned this week to accept the role of ceo at The Bon-Ton Stores Inc. He will report to Tim Belk, chairman and CEO.
Zant began his retail career in 1978 and held senior merchandising positions with Saks, Incorporated and the former Mercantile Stores Company Inc. before joining Belk in June 2001 as president of Belk’s former central division in Charlotte. He was subsequently named executive vice president and gmm of men’s and home in August 2002 as part of the company’s consolidation of the merchandising and marketing functions.