THREE DMM POSTS AT NM GET FILLED FROM THE RANKS
Byline: Holly Haber
DALLAS — Building up its ranks after a string of departures, Neiman Marcus this week elevated three executives to become vice presidents and divisional merchandise managers.
Over the past year, five divisional merchandise managers and two senior vice presidents left. However, with these latest appointments, all the divisional slots are now filled. Just one senior vice president position, for marketing and creative services, is still open and a search is on. Mary Krug, former director of merchandising placement in executive human resources, was promoted to vice president and divisional merchandise manager of couture II and designer eveningwear. Krug succeeds Cynthia Marcus, who continues as vice president and divisional merchandise manager but is now in charge of women’s shoes, and Marcus succeeds Jodi Bruce, who resigned last year to join Cole-Haan Corp. as vice president of stores.
Stacy Staiger, who had been buyer of leisure sportswear, was promoted to vice president and divisional merchandise manager for intimate apparel and hosiery. She succeeds Leslie Freytag, who resigned last month to join Jackson & Perkins, an Oregon cataloger. Staiger joined Neiman’s in 1984 in the executive training program.
Krug, who joined Neiman’s as a buyer in 1983, assumes her new post Jan. 15 with responsibilities for St. John, Louis Feraud, Steve Fabrikant, YSL Encore and designer eveningwear. Marcus joined Neiman’s in 1977 as an associate buyer for oriental galleries and limited edition collections. She is the wife of Cary Marcus, grandson of Herbert Marcus, co-founder of Neiman’s.
Neiman’s also promoted Jerry Kenan to the new post of vice president of operations and telecommunications. Kenan has been with Neiman’s since 1988, first as director of the data center and then as director of operations and communications. There are no plans to fill the executive vice president of merchandising position, which was vacated a year ago.