Stein Mart has announced that Glori Katz has been named as its senior vice president, marketing and advertising.

The 284-store national retailer said Katz's career spans more than 25 years in marketing and advertising, with the last half of her career at Sears.

She joined Sears in 1996 as brand advertising director for apparel and worked on Sears' famous "Softer Side" campaign.

Prior to her career with Sears, Katz spent two years with Jockey International as vice president of advertising, launching a new national campaign for Jockey and developing a licensing programme for Tommy Hilfiger.

"We are delighted to have Glori join our executive team and bring her well-rounded leadership to this critical area," said Linda Farthing, president and chief executive officer for Stein Mart.