THE LIST: Accessories Magazine’s Merchants Hall of Fame

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New York–Accessories Magazine continues its tradition of honoring the best of the best merchants in the industry with its annual Merchants Hall of Fame! Below, a list of all the inductees and their respective stores:


  • Saks Fifth Avenue–Lincoln Moore, SVP GMM, Women’s Footwear, Jewelry, Handbags, Accessories
  • Lord & Taylor–Stephanie Solomon, VP and Fashion Director
  • Macy’s–Heather Schmidle, GVP Omni DMM – Handbags, Accessories & Gifts
  • Charming Charlie–Elizabeth White, VP DMM Fashion Jewelry
  • Sears–Diane McKnight, DVP, Accessories, Beauty and Intimate Apparel
  • Neiman Marcus–Terri Gold, Omni Channel Designer Jewelry Buyer
  • Bloomingdale’s–Carly Horwitz, Omni Buyer, Trend Fashion Jewelry
  • Gabriel Brothers–Maile Raske, DMM Ladies Accessories and Intimates
  • JCPenney–Ellen Minga, Senior Buyer, Handbags & Wallets
  • Von Maur–Caitlin Pachuta, Buyer of Accessories
  • Hudson’s Bay–Miranda Stoyko, Buyer, Ladies Accessories
  • Beall’s Department Stores–Carey Hofle, Buyer, Jewelry & Watches
  • Stein Mart–Dee Gallagher, Buyer, Handbags and Watches
  • Burlington Stores–Casey Rehfuss, Buyer, Branded & Boxed Jewelry


  • Hudson’s Bay/Lord & Taylor–David Law, SVP/GMM Center Core & Intimate Apparel
  • Belk–David Neri, EVP/GMM Center Core
  • Nordstrom–Lori Marten, VP/DMM Accessories & At Home
  • Saks Off Fifth–Teri Gakos, VP/DMM Center Core
  • Charming Charlie–John Ruggieri, VP/DMM Fashion Accessories and Gifts
  • Lord & Taylor–Christine Merrick, VP/DMM Ladies’ Shoes and Handbags
  • Francesca’s–Jacquelyne Maddox, Divisional VP, Jewelry and Gift
  • Von Maur–Kristy Luerkens, DMM Jewelry
  • Kohl’s–Megan Seitz, Senior Buyer, Handbags & SLGs
  • JCPenney–JoAn Velasco-Pineda, Senior Buyer, Fashion Jewelry
  • Target–Anna Thompson-Sexe, Buyer, Fashion Jewelry
  • Stage Stores–Nanette Saha, Buyer, Fine Jewelry
  • Burlington Stores–Katie Huffnagle, Buyer, Costume Jewelry
  • Gordmans–Patti Hall, Buyer, Handbags, Footwear and Legwear
  • Fred Meyer/Kroger–Jeanie Nguyen, Buyer, Ladies Socks & Hosiery, Backpacks, Watches & Sunglasses
  • Boscov’s–Katie Shields, Buyer, Handbags and Small Purse Accessories


  • Macy’s–Nancy J. Pastor, GVP, Fashion Jewelry, Handbags, Dress Accessories & Hosiery
  • Burlington Stores, Inc.— Sophia Chen, VP/DMM Ladies Accessories
  • Dressbarn–Lisa Raia, VP, Merchandise Manager, Accessories, Jewelry, Footwear
  • Von Maur–Lou Ann Talbi, DMM, Woman’s Accessories, Handbags & Hosiery
  • Bebe–Jennifer Wesch, DMM Non-Apparel
  • Belk–Pamela McElroy, Buyer, Designer Handbags
  • Bloomingdale’s–Elizabeth Foster, (former) Buyer, Jewelry, Hosiery, Leggings and Socks
  • The Bon-Ton Stores–Becky Jaeger, Buyer, Fashion Accessories
  • Boscov’s Department Stores–Evelyn Fisher, Senior Buyer, Bridge and Branded Fashion Jewelry
  •  Dillard’s–Melissa Sanders, Buyer, Handbags
  • Gabriel Brothers–Angie Lindsley, Buyer, Handbags, Athletic Bags, Small Leather Goods and Luggage
  • Hudson’s Bay Company–Destiny Shaw, Buyer Watches and Fashion Jewelry
  • Nordstrom Rack— Selena Egert, Sr. Product Merchandiser, Jewelry & Soft Accessories
  • Neiman Marcus –Jennifer Dow, Buyer, Fashion Accessories
  • Shopbop–Aroom Han, Buyer, Handbags


  • Lord & Taylor–Robin Lee, VP, DMM Handbags, Watches & Jewelry
  • Kohl’s–Ramin Mozafari, SVP, DMM
  • Macy’s–Garth Leas, GVP, DMM Fine & Fashion Watches, Fashion Jewelry & Millennial Accessories
  •–Stacie Borteck, OVP/DMM, Women’s Accessories, Handbags, Shoes, Intimate Apparel, Cosmetics & Fragrance
  • Belk–Kathy Thomas, VP, DMM, Accessories and Fine Jewelry
  • Charming Charlie–Dawn Harris, DMM, Fashion Jewelry & Watches
  • DSW–Brittany Moeller, Senior Buyer, Handbags and Small Leathergoods
  • South Moon Under–Tai Camper, Buyer, Fashion Jewelry and Women’s Swimwear
  • Irresistibles–Kelsey Doub, VP of Merchandising and Marketing
  • Boscov’s–Rebecca Harper, Buyer, Watches and Unbranded Fashion Jewelry
  • Dressbarn–Donna Szabo, Jewelry Buyer
  • Christopher & Banks/CJ Banks–Kelly Griffin, Accessories Buyer


  • Lord & Taylor/Hudson’s Bay Co.–Liz Rodbell, EVP Chief Merchants
  • Macy’s Merchandising Group–Michele Breslin, EVP Center Core
  • Payless ShoeSource–Tim Byrket, VP/DMM
  • Bon-Ton Stores–Paula Lewandowski, VP/DMM
  • Shopko–Melanie Wempe, VP/DMM
  • Century 21 Department Stores–Jamie Barry, DMM Handbags
  • Ross Stores–Saundra Rieszer, DMM Designer and Better Handbags & Small Leathergoods
  • Piperlime–Makiko Tada, Merchandise Manager, Jewelry/Accessories/Handbags
  • Bloomingdale’s–Erica Russo, Buyer, Women’s Trend Jewelry
  • Fred Meyer–Leslie Dorfler, Ladies Accessory Buyer (Costume and Kid’s Jewelry, Watches, Fashion & Seasonal Accessories)
  • QVC–Lauren Smith, Buyer
  • Stage Stores–Laura Nelson, Buyer
  • Nordstrom Rack–Rachel Lopes Dias, Buyer, Handbags, Small Leathergoods & Belts
  • Lord & Taylor–Kate Keifer Tracy, Buyer, Ladies Accessories


  • Lord & Taylor–MaryAnne Morin, SVP/SMM Shoes, Handbags, Jewelry, Watches, Accessories, Coats, Suits, Swim
  • Charming Charlie–Kasia Romo, SVP/GMM
  • JCPenney–Janet Nickerson, VP, DMM, Jewelry and Watches
  • Dillard’s–Kay White, VP, Handbags, Belts, Coldweather, Sunglasses
  • Sears–Michelle Vlahoyiannis, DMM, Handbags, Jewelry, Accessories & Hosiery
  • Zappos–Eileen Tetreault, Direction of Fashion Strategy
  • Payless ShoeSource–Seana Kimzey, Merchandise Manager, handbags, Socks/Shoe Care & Children’s Accessories
  • Charlotte Russe–Sheila Sciocchetti, Merchandise Director, Accessories and Jewelry
  • Henri Bendel–Ariane Braverman, Senior Buyer, Jewelry, Hair & Soft Accessories
  • Belk–Cathie Wrona, Buyer, Fashion Jewelry
  • Julian Gold–Cheryl Ernst, Buyer, Jewelry
  • HauteLook–Dana Hauser Levey, Director of Shoes & Handbags
  • DSW–Darcie Reeping, Senior Buyer, Handbags, Small Leathergoods
  • Chico’s–Doreen McFadden, Senior Design Development Manager-Jewelry
  • Saks Fifth Avenue–Jennifer Asatur, Buyer, Women’s Advanced Designer and Contemporary Handbags
  • The Bonton Stores–Karen McGuire, Product Manager, Jewelry, Small Leathergoods and Ladies Gifts
  • HSN–Marjorie Griffith, Buyer, Sterling Silver, Silver/Gemstone Collections


  • Belk–Ginny Johnson, VP/DMM
  • Bloomingdale’s–Joyce Packman, VP, DMM Handbags, Small Leathergoods, Jewelry and Watches
  • Bealls Outlet/Burkes Outlet–June Ley, Accessories Buyer
  • Buckle–Stacey Manary, Buyer, Jewelry, Hair Accessories, Sunglasses, Watches
  • Dillard’s–Stephanie Mourao, Product Coordinator/Buyer
  •–Nancy Behrendt, VP of Merchandising
  • JCPenney–Laura C. Martinez, Buyer, Fashion Jewelry
  • Lord & Taylor–Helen Cain, Buyer, Designer and Trend Jewelry
  • Marmi–Risa Alper, Buyer, Footwear and Handbags
  • Rue21–Lynne Lindley, Director, Accessories
  • Saks Fifth Avenue–Marnie Newkirk, Senior Buyer, Soft Accessories
  • Stein Mart–Lorrie Milligan Cassidy, Buyer, Costume and Sterling Jewelry
  • Von Maur–Gretchen Deutmeyer, Buyer, Handbags and Small Leathergoods

For more information on past Merchants Hall of Fame awards, click here.