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Exec promotions announced at Kohl's

MENOMONEE FALLS, Wis. Kohl’s has announced the promotions of the following four executives: Don Brennan to chief merchandising officer; John Worthington to chief administrative officer; Peggy Eskenasi to senior executive vice president; and Wes McDonald to senior executive vice president, chief financial officer. All promotions are effective Dec. 1.

“Our focus on strong succession planning has allowed us to build an unparalleled executive management team,” said Kevin Mansell, Kohl's chairman, president and chief executive officer. “The individuals recognized today are proven leaders with consistent results who demonstrate the vision, innovation and strategic prowess required to position Kohl’s for continued long-term success.”

Brennan, who has served as senior executive vice president since September 2007, has been promoted to chief merchandising officer. He is responsible for oversight of all merchandising divisions, merchandise planning and allocation, and e-commerce. Brennan, a 28-year retail veteran, joined Kohl’s in 2001 as EVP merchandise planning and allocation; he also served as EVP and general merchandise manager men’s and children’s from April 2004 to September 2007.

Worthington, who has served as senior executive vice president since September 2007, has been promoted to chief administrative officer. Worthington oversees store operations, store administration, merchandise presentation, loss prevention, real estate, and information services. Throughout his 17-year career with Kohl’s, he has held a variety of positions, including EVP director of stores from 2005 to September 2007; SVP stores from 2004 to 2005; and VP regional manager from 2002 to 2004.

Eskenasi, who has served as executive vice president of product development since October 2004, has been promoted to senior EVP. Prior to joining the company, Eskenasi, a 32 year retail veteran, served as president of private label brand development for Saks Inc. and vice president-general manager for Frederick Atkins.

McDonald, who has served as executive vice president, chief financial officer since August 2003, has been promoted to senior EVP, CFO. Prior to joining Kohl’s in 2003, McDonald, a 22-year retail veteran, was VP, chief financial officer of Abercrombie & Fitch.