Kmart Corporation (NYSE: KM) today announced the appointment of Lori McTavish, 40, to Vice President, Communications, effective May 3, 2001. Reporting directly to David Rots, Kmart's Chief Administrative Officer, McTavish will be responsible for internal and external communications, community affairs and public policy.
"A highly respected communications professional, Lori McTavish is a great addition to the Kmart team and her strong values will be instrumental in the company's continuing effort to build its reputation," said Rots. "As we continue to grow and evolve with innovative ideas that focus on our customers, her diverse communications background will help Kmart communicate effectively and move us forward with all of our audiences."
A 15-year communications veteran, McTavish joins Kmart from her post as Senior Manager, Corporate Media Relations, North America for DaimlerChrysler. She began her career with Chrysler Canada where she was responsible for employee communication and special events. At Chrysler Corporation she also has served as Marketing Programs-PR Manager for the Jeep/Eagle Division and Manager of Corporate News. She received her Bachelor of Arts from Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada.
Kmart Corporation is a near-$40 billion company that serves America with more than 2,100 Kmart and Kmart supercenter retail outlets. Kmart donates $35 million each year to support its hometowns and local non-profit organizations. Kmart associates also provide their most valuable resource -- time -- everyday in their local communities. In addition to serving all 50 states, Kmart operations extend to the Caribbean Islands and Asia Pacific. More information about Kmart is available on the World Wide Web at http://www.bluelight.com/ under the "About Kmart" section.
SOURCE: Kmart Corporation
Contact: Mary Lorencz, Director, Corporate Media Relations of Kmart