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JCPenney promotes John Tighe as VP, chief merchant
Sep '15
JCPenney Company, Inc., a leading apparel and home furnishing retailer, has promoted John Tighe as executive vice president, chief merchant effective October 1, 2015.

He will be reporting to the Company's chief executive officer, Marvin Ellison. Tighe most recently served as senior vice president and senior general merchandise manager for the men's, children's, footwear, handbag, and intimate apparel divisions. He will succeed Elizabeth “Liz” Sweney who will serve in an advisory role through the end of the fiscal year.

Ellison said, “John is an extraordinary merchant who, in his career, has curated some of the most high-performing brand portfolios in retail. This broad experience gives him a keen understanding of the retail business, which will be essential to our success as we seize greater opportunities in omnichannel and increased private brand penetration, while positioning JCPenney as the best shopping destination for national brands and in-store attractions.”

Tighe began his 24-year retail career at May Department Stores in a series of merchandising roles that spanned more than a decade at Filene's and Meier & Frank. JCPenney recruited Tighe as a buyer in 2002, and he was later promoted to divisional vice president, overseeing various apparel categories such as junior's sportswear, missy casual, and special sizes before leading the company in 2009 as senior vice president. In 2010, he was appointed senior vice president and general merchandise manager of the Company's home division before transitioning to men's in 2012, according to a press release. (GK)

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