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Lowe's adds ex-Dollar Tree executive


With the seasonal merchandise season about to get into full swing, Lowe's has hired a marketing executive from Family Dollar to lead its seasonal product business.

Lowe's Companies Inc. announced thatJocelyn Wong has been named senior vice president and general merchandising manager for the company's seasonal product business area, effective Oct. 12. She will report to Chief Merchandising Officer Michael P. McDermott.

"Jocelyn's experience in marketing, merchandising and product management will help us deliver outstanding customer experiences in an omnichannel environment," said McDermott. "She believes in building strong vendor partnerships focused on creating innovative and exciting solutions for customers, and her empowering leadership style and fresh perspectives will only accelerate our seasonal business growth and momentum. Jocelyn will be a fantastic addition to our leadership team."

Wong will be responsible for merchandising strategies for lawn and garden, seasonal living and outdoor power equipment divisions. She joins Lowe's from Family Dollar, where she served as SVP, chief marketing officer since 2012. Wong has more than 18 years of experience in marketing, merchandising, brand management and product innovation with well-known retail and consumer brands, including Family Dollar, Safeway, and Procter and Gamble.

Wong has a bachelor's degree in chemical engineering and biochemistry from Purdue University. She was named among the 20 Most Influential Women in Mass Marketing in 2013 and 2014.

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