Kohlís creates new principal positions

Freeman Staff

June 11, 2015

Michelle Gass
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MENOMONEE FALLS ó On Thursday, Kohlís Corporation announced the creation of two positions: chief merchandising and customer officer and chief operating officer.

Michelle Gass has been selected to fill the principal officer position of chief merchandising and customer officer. As part of this role, Gass has assumed oversight of all of Kohlís merchandising, planning and allocation and product development functions. She will continue to report to Kevin Mansell, Kohlís chairman, chief executive officer and president.

Also, Gass has direct responsibility for Kohlís overall customer engagement strategy, including the companyís marketing, public relations and social media efforts.

To fill the chief operating officer position, Kohlís has started an external search, according to the announcement. The chief operating officer will have direct responsibility for the companyís store operations, logistics and supply chain network, information and digital technology, e-commerce strategy and operations, and store construction and design. In the interim, these functions are all being overseen by Mansell.

Along with Gass, the chief operating officer is expected to be a potential candidate to succeed Mansell upon his eventual retirement.

Kohlís also announced that Wesley McDonald and Richard Schepp have been promoted to principal officer positions. McDonald will assume the newly created principal officer position of chief financial officer. He previously served as senior executive vice president, chief financial officer. Schepp will assume the newly created principal officer position of chief administrative officer. He previously served as senior executive vice president, human resources, general counsel, and secretary.

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