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New execs named at Zale Corp.

DALLAS -- Zale Corp. announced that Jeannie Barsam has been named SVP merchandise planning and allocation, and Toyin Ogun has been named SVP human resources and customer service.

“Jeannie and Toyin add both critical experience and depth to our leadership team,” said Theo Killion, CEO. “These appointments exemplify the strategic investments we are making in organizational capability to drive our turnaround initiatives.”

Barsam was most recently SVP planning, allocation and company planning for Charlotte Russe. Prior to that, she served as SVP inventory management and merchandise systems at Talbots and VP merchandise planning and allocation at Gap. Earlier in her career, she served in merchandising and planning roles at Mervyn’s and Lane Bryant. She will report to Matt Appel, EVP and CFO.

Prior to joining Zale, Ogun was SVP human resources at L.L. Bean where he was responsible for all human resources activities and served in a leadership role in IT integration, international and direct to business growth projects. Prior to that, Ogun served as SVP human resources at Sears and earlier at Limited Brands. He will report to Theo Killion, CEO.

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