Welcome to this week's Chutes and Ladders, our roundup of hirings and firings throughout the industry. Please send the good word--or the bad--from your shop to Nicole Melton at [email protected] and we will feature it here at the end of each week.
Roland Smith has been named chairman and CEO of Office Depot. He had been CEO and president of Delhaize America. (FierceRetail)
Kimberly R. Rivera has been named vice president of learning and development at Aaron's. She had been a leadership development consultant with the company. (Retailing Today)
Judith Langley been named executive VP and chief merchandising officer at Dressbarn. She had been VP and chief merchandising officer at Charming Charlie's (Chain Store Age)
Robert E. Grosskopf and Richard P. Edwards have been named co-presidents of the retail division of Gordon Brothers Group, a global advisory, restructuring and investment firm specializing in retail. (Press release)
Mary Alderete has been named chief marketing officer at True Religion. She had been vice president of global brand marketing at Levi Strauss & Co. (Women's Wear Daily)
Michael Tucci has been named managing partner at Rag & Bone. He had been North American group president at Coach. (Women's Wear Daily)
Joseph Liotine has been named president of the U.S. operations at Whirlpool. He had been vice president of marketing there. (Retailing Today)