ONE PRICE APPOINTS KELLY
NEW YORK — Thomas Kelly Jr. has been appointed senior vice president and general merchandise manager of One Price Clothing Stores, effective Oct. 30.
Kelly will report to Larry Kelley, president and chief executive officer of the Duncan, S.C.-based off-price specialty chain.
Kelly was most recently executive vice president and general merchandise manager of Goody’s Family Clothing, a post he left in May after five years with the firm. His 30-year career in retailing includes previous merchandising positions with Solo Serve, Ira A. Watson, Yieldings and Parisian.
Kelley said that Kelly’s “extensive merchandising experience, expertise in the off-price apparel markets and successful product development background will be of great benefit to our company.”
Reporting to Kelly will be A.J. Nepa, divisional merchandise manager of separates and gifts; Marla Minns, dmm of ready-to-wear, outerwear, activewear and sets; and Dennis Dennerlein, dmm of accessories, men’s wear and children’s wear. Nepa had served as the senior merchant in the group prior to Kelly’s appointment.
One Price operates 661 stores nationwide and in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.