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Jo-Ann Fabric in exec hiring, promotion


Hudson, Ohio -- Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores announced a key hire in marketing, and a promotion in merchandising.

Jo-Ann has hired Amy Parker as senior VP, marketing & advertising. Most recently, Amy was the chief marketing officer for Pet Supplies Plus and prior, chief marketing officer for the home division at Sears Holdings.

Previously, she was with Michaels, Toys “R” Us, and several other multi-unit chains.

In other announcements, Megan Featherston, formerly senior VP, merchandising at Jo-Ann, has been promoted to executive VP, merchandising & marketing. In her new role, Megan will oversee the merchandising, marketing, and business intelligence & analytics teams.

Prior to joining Jo-Ann in May, 2014, Featherston was the executive VP of merchandising for Haskell Jewels. Previously, she was president of the fine jewelry division of Sears Holdings and held leadership roles at Wilson Leather, Michaels, and Payless Shoe Source when it was a division of The May Company.

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