Belk names Jan Clevenger as executive VP

Belk has appointed Jan Clevenger as executive VP and general merchandising manager of men's, home and kids. Clevenger will report to David Zant, president and chief merchandising officer of the company.

Clevenger has been with Belk since 2000 and acted as chair of the Belk Western Division based in Birmingham, Alabama since 2008. Clevenger's retail experience stretches back to 1984 when she worked for Macy's in store management before becoming a buyer for men's and center core. Clevenger then joined Belk as a division merchandise manager for accessories in the Belk Southern Division. She was eventually promoted in 2006 to the position of senior VP and director of stores for the Belk Northern Division based in Raleigh, North Carolina.

Clevenger has held leadership roles in Birmingham with numerous community and professional organizations, including the boards of directors of the Alabama Retail Association and the YWCA of Central Alabama, the Chairman's Circle of the Birmingham Business Alliance, and the Executive Advisory Board of the Junior League of Birmingham.

David Luoma, who joined Belk in 2011 as senior VP and director of stores for the Belk Southern Division based in Atlanta, Georgia, will succeed her as chair of the Belk Western Division.

"We're pleased to announce the promotion of Jan Clevenger and David Luoma," said Tim Belk, chairman and CEO. "Jan and David are valued members of our executive team, and each of them brings a wealth of talent and experience to their new positions. We wish them both continued success in their careers at Belk." Press Release