HOUSTON – Mary Beth Blake has been named chief merchandising officer for the K&G Fashion Superstore division of Men’s Wearhouse, a newly created position. Blake was formerly senior vice-president and GMM of men’s and children’s for Macy’s Midwest. She began her career in merchandising in 1989 with May Department Stores’ Famous Barr Division, in St. Louis and successfully worked her way up through that organization, starting as an Assistant Buyer to being appointed SVP and GMM in September 2002.
At Men’s Wearhouse, she will report to Doug Ewert, Men’s Wearhouse president and COO. He said in a statement: “We are excited to have Mary Beth join our organization and we look forward to her contributions to enhance our K&G merchandising strategies. She has spent her career developing creative initiatives to drive sales, expand gross margins and build successful teams. She will be a tremendous addition to our team at K&G.”