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06/17/2022

Citi Trends names new finance head

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Citi Trends operates 615 stores in 33 states.

A seasoned retail financial executive has joined the leadership team at Citi Trends.

The value retailer of apparel, accessories and home trends for way less spend primarily for African American and Latinx families said that Heather Plutino has been appointed CFO, June 27, 2022. She succeeds Pamela J. Edwards, who retired in April.

Plutino joins Citi Trends from Bed Bath & Beyond, where she served as senior VP of enterprise financial planning & analysis and commercial finance. Prior to that, she served as group VP of finance and treasury at Sally Beauty Holdings.

Plutino also previously served as VP and treasurer at Ascena Retail Group and in a variety of finance roles at Target Corporation.

“We are excited to welcome Heather to our senior leadership team,” stated Citi Trends CEO David Makuen. “She is a seasoned finance executive who will thrive in serving our core customers while leading our finance team to accomplish great things ahead. Heather truly understands our purpose and values, and combined with her financial acumen, we are confident she will contribute to our long-term strategic growth.”

Citi Trends, which operates 615 stores in 33 states, plans to open 35 stores this year and continue its remodeling initiative.  The company’s three-year plan calls for the opening of 100 new stores and the remodeling of at least 150 locations by the end of fiscal 2023.

“The potential for growth is significant given Citi Trends’ unique value proposition servicing the apparel, accessories and home needs of African American and Latinx families combined with the company’s talented and passionate team,” said Plutino. “I look forward to partnering with David and the team to continue to enhance the financial and operational performance of this impressive brand.”