Canadian department store retailer Hudson's Bay has promoted Eileen DiLeo to executive vice president of stores for its Lord & Taylor and Hudson's Bay brands, replacing Debbie Edwards who is retiring.

DiLeo, who has most served as senior vice president of store operations for Hudson's Bay and Lord & Taylor, will take up her position on 1 May and report to company president Bonnie Brooks.

DiLeo started her career at department store operator Bloomingdales before joining May Department Stores, where she progressed from sales roles into senior operations positions.

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Hudson's Bay Company Announces Appointment of Eileen DiLeo to Executive Vice President, Stores, Hudson's Bay and Lord & Taylor

 

Hudson's Bay Company Announces Appointment of Eileen DiLeo to Executive Vice President, Stores, Hudson's Bay and Lord & Taylor

 

TORONTO, Feb. 13, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Hudson's Bay Company ("HBC") (www.hbc.com) (HBC.TO) announced today that Debbie Edwards, Executive Vice President, Stores, Hudson's Bay and Lord & Taylor, will retire May 1, 2013 and will be replaced by Eileen DiLeo, reporting directly to Bonnie Brooks, President, HBC.

With 30 years' retail experience, Ms. DiLeo began her career at Bloomingdales and went on to join May Department Stores where she progressed from sales roles to store management and into senior operations roles at Lord & Taylor. Since 2012, she has held the position of Senior Vice President, Store Operations, Hudson's Bay and Lord & Taylor, where she has been integral over the last year in introducing best practices and creating synergy across the banners.

HBC extends a sincere thank you to Ms. Edwards for a remarkable 39 years of dedication and success with the company, and wishes her the very best in her retirement.

About Hudson's Bay Company

Hudson's Bay Company, founded in 1670, is North America's longest continually operated company and is a leading retailer offering a wide selection of branded merchandise in Canada and the United States through its three banners. In the United States, HBC operates Lord & Taylor, a fashion department store with 48 full-line store locations throughout the northeastern United States and in two major cities in the Midwest. In Canada, HBC operates Hudson's Bay, Canada's largest national branded department store with 90 locations. HBC also operates Home Outfitters, a kitchen, bed and bath superstore with 69 locations. With approximately 29,000 associates in Canada and the U.S., Hudson's Bay Company banners provide stylish, quality merchandise at great value and with a dedicated focus on exceeding customers' expectations.

 

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