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Chief merchant of Hudson’s Bay and Lord & Taylor leaves for exec role at Stein Mart


A veteran retail merchandiser is leaving Hudson’s Bay to join Stein Mart.

The off-price announced that MaryAnne Morin will join Stein Mart as president, effective Feb. 6, with responsibility for merchandising and marketing.

Morin has extensive merchandising experience, and most recently served as chief merchant, executive VP of Lord & Taylor and Hudson’s Bay. She previously held several leadership positions within Lord & Taylor and Hudson’s Bay including executive VP, merchandising which encompassed all digital categories, as well as senior VP, general merchandising manager for several merchandising areas.

Morin also served in various product development and merchandising roles at Macy’s Merchandising Group, The Echo Design Group and The May Company.

In addition, Stein Mart announced that interim chief executive D. Hunt Hawkins has been named permanent CEO, effective January 24, 2017. He has been interim CEO since September 2016 and previously served as the company’s president and COO. Hawkins joined the company in 2011.

“We’re delighted to welcome MaryAnne to Stein Mart,” said Hawkins. “With her extensive retail, omnichannel and product development experience, she will lead us in developing merchandise and marketing plans that will build our business by driving positive change and better engagement with our customers.”

Stein Mart currently operates 290 stores across 31 states.

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