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JCPenney announces new leadership for Home Business
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Mar '10
J. C. Penney Company, Inc. announced the promotion of John J. Tighe to senior vice president and general merchandise manager of its Home business. Mr. Tighe, who has nearly 20 years of merchandising experience, will also join the Company's Executive Board.

Mr. Tighe will report to Steven Lawrence, executive vice president and senior general merchandise manager of the Men's and Children's Divisions, who has now also assumed responsibility for JCPenney's Home business. Elizabeth H. Sweney, executive vice president and senior general merchandise manager, will continue to lead Women's Apparel, Women's Accessories and Shoes and will now have responsibility for Fine Jewelry as well. Pam Mortensen, senior vice president and general merchandise manager, will now report to Ms. Sweney. Jeffrey J. Allison, who was recently named to lead the Home and Fine Jewelry businesses, has left the Company for personal reasons.

Myron E. (Mike) Ullman, III, chairman and chief executive officer, said, "We have centered the merchandising leadership at JCPenney in a way that will allow us to best focus our efforts on confirming JCPenney as a style destination. Liz Sweney will now oversee the entirety of our offerings for women, making us even better able to deliver consistent looks that reflect our customers' increasing fashion sensibility. Steve Lawrence will lead our other major divisions, with a commitment to delivering affordable style across our Men's, Children's and Home offerings. They are two of the strongest merchants in the industry and are supported by a deep bench of merchandising talent, including John Tighe, one of our Company's most successful and skillful merchants." He added, "We would like to thank Jeff Allison for his years of service to JCPenney, and wish him all of the best."

John Tighe, 41, was previously senior vice president of jcp.com, with responsibility for driving strategy, business planning and execution and improving the overall brand and customer experience for the site, which is one of the largest apparel and home furnishing destinations on the Internet. He joined JCPenney in 2002 and was named divisional merchandise manager for Junior Sportswear two years later. He had previously spent 10 years at Filene's in a series of merchandising roles of increasing responsibility.

Pam Mortensen, 55, joined JCPenney in July from Wal-Mart, where she had served as vice president and divisional merchandise manager of the Fine Jewelry and Watch division since 2002. Prior to that, Ms. Mortensen spent five years as vice president, divisional merchandise manager in Home, for Service Merchandise. She had previously spent 12 years as a senior buyer in the Bailey Banks and Biddle division of Zale. She began her career as a buyer at Sanger-Harris Federated Department Stores, where she spent 12 years.

Steve Lawrence, 42, was named executive vice president and senior general merchandise manager of the Men's and Children's divisions in late 2009. He had previously been executive vice president and general merchandise manager of Men's since April 2008, after serving as senior vice president and general merchandise manager of the Children's division and previously as divisional merchandise manager for Young Men's sportswear. Steve joined JCPenney in 2000 from Foley's, where he spent more than 10 years in the Men's division.

Elizabeth Sweney, 55, was named executive vice president and senior general merchandise manager of the Shoes and Women's Accessories divisions in late 2009, in addition to heading the Women's Apparel business. Ms. Sweney joined JCPenney in 2000 to lead Women's Apparel, JCPenney's largest division, as executive vice president and general merchandise manager. She previously held several senior-level positions at Kellwood Co., which she joined after 17 years with Montgomery Ward & Co.

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