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Macy's exec joins Charitybuzz board

NEW YORK — Charitybuzz (www.charitybuzz.com), an online charity auction house, announced that Peter Sachse, chief stores officer of Macy’s, has been appointed to the Charitybuzz board of directors. Sachse also serves as a member of the board of governors of the YMA Fashion Scholarship Fund and as a director of XO Group, Inc. Charitybuzz raises funds for nonprofits around the globe through exclusive online charity auctions with the world’s biggest celebrities and brands. 

“Peter has made incredible contributions to Macy’s, heading the company’s online business and marketing efforts and now serving as chief stores officer, and we look forward to his support as a member of Charitybuzz’s board of directors,” said Coppy Holzman, CEO and Founder of Charitybuzz. “Like Charitybuzz, Macy’s is dedicated to offering an unparalleled online shopping experience, innovation in retail and unmatched customer service, and we think Peter’s intuition and experience will be instrumental in elevating Charitybuzz to the next level in the years ahead.”

Sachse was named Macy’s chief stores officer in February 2012. Previously, he served as the company’s chief marketing officer since May 2007 and chairman of macys.com since April 2006. Sachse is responsible for the nationwide portfolio of Macy’s stores, as well as the region and district stores organization and visual merchandising. He also has responsibility for the company’s omnichannel strategy, which brings together stores, online and mobile capabilities to serve customers whenever and wherever they want to shop.

Sachse began his retail career in 1980 at Macy’s in Kansas City. Throughout the next nine years, he held positions of increasing responsibility. In 1992, he was named SVP and general merchandising manager at The Bon Marché in Seattle. Five years later, he was named executive vice president and general merchandise manager at Macy’s East in New York. In 1999, he was named vice chairman, director of stores at Macy’s East, and in 2001, became the president of The Bon Marché. Sachse was Macy’s first chief marketing officer when the Macy’s Corporate Marketing organization was formed in 2003.