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Ginny Hershey-Lambert, Bill Brobston Exiting Bergdorf Goodman

Hershey-Lambert, executive vice president of merchandising and the retailer's top ranking merchant, is leaving to pursue other opportunities.

Two key Bergdorf Goodman executives, Ginny Hershey-Lambert and Bill Brobston, are leaving the store, WWD has learned.

This story first appeared in the September 10, 2012 issue of WWD.  Subscribe Today.

Hershey-Lambert, executive vice president of merchandising and the top ranking merchant at Bergdorf’s, will depart on Sept. 21. Brobston, senior vice president and general manager in charge of the operations of both Bergdorf’s women’s and men’s stores, is retiring at the end of October.

“Ginny is leaving to pursue other opportunities,” said a spokeswoman for the Neiman Marcus Group, which operates Bergdorf Goodman. Brobston informed NMG of his retirement in July.

Prior to joining Bergdorf’s, Hershey-Lambert spent 17 years in various merchant roles with Neiman Marcus. She joined Bergdorf’s in 2005 as senior vice president and general merchandise manager of apparel. She later assumed additional responsibility for footwear, handbags and accessories.

In 2010, Bergdorf’s promoted Hershey-Lambert to executive vice president of merchandising, a new position at the time, establishing her as the luxury emporium’s chief merchant overseeing all women’s and men’s categories. She continued to report to Jim Gold, the former president and chief executive officer of Bergdorf Goodman who around that time shifted to NMG in Dallas to his current job as president of specialty retail overseeing the merchandising and store operations for the Neiman Marcus and Bergdorf Goodman divisions.

Last April, Joshua Schulman, the former chief executive of Jimmy Choo, became president of Bergdorf Goodman, filling the role Gold previously had until shifting to NMG. Hershey-Lambert then began reporting into Schulman.