MATTHEWS MAKES EXIT
NEW YORK — Deborah Matthews has resigned as corporate divisional merchandise manager of cosmetics at Mercantile Stores Co. Inc.
Matthews joined Mercantile in January 1995 as divisional merchandise manager of Mercantile West. She assumed corporate responsibilities in January 1997 after the regional buying groups were fused. Matthews had been with Giorgio Beverly Hills in 1994 and 1995 as director of sales administration.
Beginning in March 1983, she was with Bullock’s in a succession of buying jobs, culminating in her 1992 appointment as divisional merchandise manager for Southern California.
She had started her career as an assistant cosmetics buyer at May Co. Southern California, where she worked for 4 1/2 years, until leaving for Philadelphia in 1980 to take a job at John Wanamaker as cosmetics buyer.