Apparel retailer Goody's Family Clothing has appointed Lynn Hempe to the position of chief merchandise officer with immediate effect.

Hempe, who was previously chief merchandise officer at Regis Corporation, has wide experience in merchandising and support functions.

In her new role, she will be responsible for developing and executing strategies for merchandising, product development, e-commerce, and planning and allocation.

"Lynn is a very experienced, well-rounded and proven professional," said Paul White, Goody's Family Clothing CEO. "She will bring a broad, balanced perspective to the business, along with a level of detail that will help us consistently move to the next level of performance."