NEW YORK — Carol Greer has resigned as vice chairman of merchandising for The Broadway Stores to become president and chief executive officer of Woolworth Corp.’s new specialty footwear division.
The division, with about 700 stores, consists of Kinney and Footquarters shoe stores, Colorado outdoor apparel stores, Basics shoe stores and the company’s manufacturing facilities.
Woolworth’s said on Wednesday that William DeVries was named president and ceo of the company’s new athletic footwear and apparel division. DeVries was president and ceo of Kinney Shoe Corp.
He is responsible for the domestic and international operations of Foot Locker, World Foot Locker, Lady Foot Locker, Kids Foot Locker, Athletic X-Press and Champs Sports stores.
Harold C. Rowen, vice chairman of Kinney, is leaving the company March 1. Roger N. Farah, chairman and ceo, said Woolworth realigned its organizational structure to “enable two fine merchants to bring a more specialized focus to individual parts of our footwear and related businesses.”
Green and DeVries report to Farah.
Broadway, based in Los Angeles, said no successor for Greer will be named. Her title was eliminated in a corporate restructuring, a spokeswoman said.

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