BROADWAY STORES ADDS DUTIES FOR GAROFOLO AND LAMBERT
LOS ANGELES — Two senior executives at Broadway Stores Inc. have been given additional responsibilities as part of a streamlining effort, the retailer said Wednesday.
Elayne Garofolo, executive vice president in charge of marketing and product development, will now take on the responsibility of overseeing all merchandising, planning and distribution for the company’s 83 department stores. These responsibilities formerly were handled by David Dworkin, president and chief executive officer.
Garofolo joined Broadway Stores in April 1993 from GFT USA, where she was senior vice president of communications and image. Previously, she was a senior executive for nine years at Bonwit Teller Stores Inc.
Robert Lambert, executive vice president in human resources, has been given responsibility for all stores, store operations and visual merchandising. Gerald Matthews, who left the company in October to pursue other interests, previously had these duties.
Lambert joined the company a year ago from Stride Rite Corp., where he was in charge of human relations. Both executives retain their current responsibilities and continue to report to Dworkin, president and ceo. Their titles have not changed.
In a statement, Dworkin said the changes create a “flatter, more streamlined organization.”