Sears Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ: SHLD) today announced the promotion of Teresa Byrd, 56, to senior vice president and general manager, The Great Indoors (TGI), effective immediately. In her new role, Byrd will oversee store operations, merchandising and marketing for TGI and report directly to William C. Crowley, executive vice president and chief financial and administrative officer of Sears Holdings Corporation.
Byrd previously served as regional vice president in Sears' full-line stores organization and most recently as the senior vice president and general merchandise manager for Sears Essentials and Sears Grand.
"Teresa's leadership skills, merchandising knowledge and store operations experience are vital assets for driving the future success of The Great Indoors," Crowley said.
Byrd joined Sears in 1996 after a 25-year career with Foley's, a division of the May Company, where she held a number of field and corporate positions. She is a graduate of the University of Houston.
About Sears Holdings Corporation
Sears Holdings Corporation is the nation's third largest broadline retailer, with approximately $55 billion in annual revenues, and with approximately 3,900 full-line and specialty retail stores in the United States and Canada. Sears Holdings is the leading home appliance retailer as well as a leader in tools, lawn and garden, home electronics and automotive repair and maintenance. Key proprietary brands include Kenmore, Craftsman and DieHard, and a broad apparel offering, including such well-known labels as Lands' End, Jaclyn Smith and Joe Boxer, as well as the Apostrophe and Covington brands. It also has Martha Stewart Everyday products, which are offered exclusively in the U.S. by Kmart and in Canada by Sears Canada. The company is the nation's largest provider of home services, with more than 14 million service calls made annually. For more information, visit Sears Holdings' website at http://www.searsholdings.com/ .
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