BANGS FOR THE BUCKS: Neiman Marcus Group on Thursday named Nelson A. (Tony) Bangs senior vice president, general counsel and secretary. He succeeds Eric P. Geller, who remains senior vice president, general counsel and secretary of Harcourt General Inc., NMG’s parent. Bangs joins NMG from Dr. Pepper/Seven-Up Companies Inc. in Dallas, where he most recently was senior vice president and general counsel.
GADZOOKS PROMOTIONS: Paula Masters has been promoted to president and chief merchandising officer of Gadzooks Inc. The position has been vacant since David Mangini left the company in early 1999. Masters, formerly senior vice president and general merchandise manager, has been the firm’s chief merchant since coming on board in January 1999 after a stint at Elder Beerman.
In addition, James Wimpress Jr. has been promoted to executive vice president of operations, and George Sotirin has been promoted to vice president of store operations.