Chutes & Ladders: Banana Republic names new creative director, Walmart loses e-comm SVP

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.


Marissa Webb has been named creative
director and exec-VP of design at Banana
She is most recently known for her
eponymous contemporary label.
Prior to branching out on her own during 2011,
she spent time at Polo, Club Monaco and
more than a decade at J.Crew Group Inc.
Press release




Marc Rosen has been named exec-VP and
president of global e-commerce at Levi Strauss
Rosen was most recently SVP of global
e-commerce at Walmart. Story





Shawn Score has retired as president of U.S. retail stores at Best Buy. He will be replaced by Shari Ballard, a 21-year Best Buy veteran, who most recently served as Best Buy's chief human resources officer. Story

Patrick B. Dorsey has retired as general counsel and secretary at Tiffany & Co. Upon his departure, Leigh M. Harlan will be promoted to the position of senior VP, secretary and general counsel with responsibility for the company's worldwide legal affairs. Press release

Timothy Massa has been promoted to group VP of human resources and labor relations at Kroger. He currently serves as VP of corporate human resources and talent development there. Press release

Arun Arora has been named SVP and president of home services at Sears Holdings. Arora most recently served as the SVP and general manager for Staples Global E-commerce. Press release

Amy Hahn has been appointed to the newly created position of senior VP of marketing at Ahold USA. Most recently, she served as the global VP and general manager for direct retail and licensing at The Hershey Co. Press release