J. C. Penney Co. named Therace Risch executive vice president and chief information officer, succeeding Scott Laverty.
Risch held the same title at Country Financial.
“Therace is an outstanding IT professional with an extensive background of merging innovative retail technologies and powerful applications to drive both brick-and-mortar and online growth,” said Marvin R. Ellison, Penney’s chief executive officer. “We are pleased to blend her 20 years of experience with the recently announced leaders of e-commerce and supply chain to offer a seamless omnichannel shopping experience across multiple customer touch points.”
Penney’s recently hired Michael Amend, executive vice president of e-commerce and omnichannel, and Mike Robbins, senior vice president of supply chain.
At Country Financial, Risch was responsible for consumer technologies to support the insurance and investment needs of more than one million households and businesses. She was also responsible for technology strategies and planning, as well as data security. Earlier in her career, Risch spent 10 years at Target Corp. in a variety of roles of increasing responsibility, including vice president of technology delivery services.