Specialty department store chain Kohl's Corp on Monday announced Beryl Buley, executive vice president/director of stores, had resigned to pursue other interests.

"We would like to thank Beryl for his many contributions to Kohl's, and we wish him well in future endeavors," said Larry Montgomery, chairman and CEO of the Wisconsin-based operator of nearly 500 stores.

He added on an interim basis, the store operations group will report to Montgomery, who has overseen store operations since joining the company in 1988.