BENNET TO BE CEO OF KAUFMANN’S

NEW YORK — Richard W. Bennet 3rd will become president and chief executive officer of Kaufmann’s, a 47-unit division of May Department Stores Co., on May 1.
Bennet succeeds William T. Tobin, who is retiring. Tobin, who joined May Co. in 1955, spent his last 14 years as president and ceo of Kaufmann’s.
Bennet is currently president and chief executive of Famous-Barr, the company’s St. Louis-based division. He joined May in 1975 and was named to his current position as president and ceo of Famous-Barr in 1995.

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