GURWITCH TO EXIT NEIMAN’S
DALLAS — Janet Gurwitch will resign from Neiman Marcus as executive vice president for women’s merchandising on Feb. 9. She is moving back to Houston, getting married and planning to pursue a “new entrepreneurial opportunity,” the company said Wednesday.
Gurwitch, who joined Neiman’s in August 1993, wasn’t available for comment. She began her retail career in 1974 at Foley’s and rose to senior vice president and general merchandise manager before joining Neiman’s.
Burton Tansky, chairman and chief executive officer, will assume her responsibilities, said a spokeswoman, who declined to reveal whether Gurwitch’s position will be filled. Tansky’s predecessor, Terry Lundgren, created the executive vice president slot in 1992 when he hired Andrea Jung.
Butch Mullins, Ann Stordahl and Sharen Turney, all senior vice presidents and general merchandise managers, and Joan Kaner, senior vice president and fashion director, will now report to Tansky.