NEW YORK — Thomas A. Kingsbury has been promoted to president of Filene’s, the Boston division of May Department Stores Co.
He succeeds Judith K. Hofer, who will continue as the division’s chief executive officer. J. Kent McHose will continue as chairman.
Kingsbury began working for May Co. in 1976 as an executive trainee for the Famous-Barr division based in St. Louis.
In 1988, he was named senior vice president and general merchandise manager for men’s and children’s apparel at the Meier & Frank division, based in Portland, Ore. He became senior vice president and general merchandise manager at Filene’s for dresses, suits, juniors and children’s in 1994. He headed shoes in 1995 while retaining juniors and children’s, before adding cosmetics to his Filene’s responsibilities in 1997.

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