Chutes & Ladders: Coca-Cola, Ralph Lauren name new leadership, David Yurman CEO exits

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.


> Kathy Waller has been named CFO of
Coca-Cola effective in April.
She succeeds Gary Fayard who will retire
as executive vice president and CFO in May
after 20 years of service with the company.
Press release







> Valérie Hermann has been named president
of Ralph Lauren Luxury Collections, effective
April 7. She had been CEO of Reed Krakoff.
Hermann will report directly to Ralph Lauren,
chairman and CEO and will join the Office
of the Chairman. Press release





> Steven Oakland has been named as a director at Foot Locker. Oakland is currently president of international, foodservice and natural foods of The J.M. Smucker Co. Press release

> Glen Senk has resigned as CEO of David Yurman effective immediately. Senk is leaving to pursue other interests. David Yurman will now serve as CEO of his eponymous jewelry company. Story

Geraldine "Gerri" Elliott has been named an independent member of the board of directors at Bed Bath & Beyond. Elliott is executive vice president and chief customer officer at Juniper Networks. Press release

David Badeen has been named vice president of healthcare at Sam's Club. Badeen started his Walmart career in 1985 and was most recently senior director of H&W billing, reconciliation, and data management at Walmart. Story

Annie Young-Scrivner has been named executive vice president and president at Teavana. She had been executive vice president and president at Starbucks Canada. Press release

Rossann Williams has been appointed senior vice president and president at Starbucks Canada. She had been partner (employee) resources senior vice president there. Press release