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Kmart gets new apparel head


HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill. Sears Holdings announced that apparel veteran Tara Poseley will join the company as SVP and president of Kmart Apparel. She will be responsible for the oversight, leadership and strategic growth of Kmart's apparel business, both in-store and online.

Poseley most recently held the role of president for Bebe Sport. Prior to that, she was president for Disney Stores North America, a division of The Children's Place as well as CEO and president for Design Within Reach. She started her career with Gap Inc., as a merchant trainee. During her 15 years with the company, she held numerous senior leadership roles including SVP, GapKids and babyGap and played a key role in the launch of gapbody.


"We're excited that Tara is joining our apparel team," said John Goodman, EVP home and apparel. "She is an accomplished leader and merchant whom I have worked with previously. She brings to the company excellent product development and brand management experience and a demonstrated success in creating and inspiring high performance teams that are focused on satisfying the customer."

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