ATLANTA — Karl G. Hudson 3rd, whose grandfather started Hudson Belk in downtown Raleigh, N.C., in 1915, has resigned as president of Belk’s northern division, effective Nov. 4.
Hudson, who was named president of the Raleigh, N.C.-based unit as part of a reorganization last year, said he was leaving to pursue personal interests and spend more time with his family. The company plans to fill Hudson’s post, but a successor has not yet been named.
Before Hudson, 45, was elevated to president last year, he had been executive vice president and supervising partner since 1990, succeeding his father, Karl Hudson Jr. His career at Belk started in 1978, and he served in a number of merchandising and management positions in the Hudson Belk division office, at the Savannah, Ga., Belk stores, and the former Belk Stores Services Inc. offices in New York.
Belk said Hudson’s decision to leave was a result of the recent changes at the company, which included a consolidation last year of 13 regional divisions into four, with Raleigh as one of those headquarters.

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