Toronto—Hudson’s Bay Company, owner of Hudson’s Bay, Lord & Taylor and Home Outfitters, today announced a new executive structure with the promotion of two top executives.
Bonnie Brooks, president of Hudson’s Bay Company, has been appointed vice chairman, Hudson’s Bay Company. Meanwhile, Liz Rodbell, executive vice president, chief merchant for Hudson’s Bay Company, will become president of Hudson’ Bay Company.
Both Brooks and Rodbell will report to Richard Baker, chairman and chief executive of Hudson’s Bay Company. The transition to the new structure begins todayh and will be completed by the company’s fiscal year end in January 2014.
“This new structure will continue to drive our long term growth strategy, as we build upon the company’s momentum toward revitalizing its banners and product offerings, and strengthening the customer experience,” said Baker.
In her new role, Brooks will also act in an advisory capacity to Baker and the company’s Board of Directors. She will also continue to provide input into both the Hudson’s Bay and Lord & Taylor businesses.
Rodbell was appointed executive vice president, chief merchant, of Hudson’s Bay Company in February 2012 where she led the merchant integration of the Lord & Taylor and Hudson’s Bay banners and successfully drove a repositioning of the buying group. She joined Lord & Taylor in 1985 and has held management positions of increasing responsibility. Since 1992, she has served as an senior vice president, GMM over various merchandising assignments, culminating in EVP, Merchandising from 2008 to 2012, before assuming her current responsibilities.
Rodbell was one of the Accessories magazine’s 2013 Merchants Fall of Fame inductees.