Stein Mart’s board of directors has appointed D. Hunt Hawkins and Brian R. Morrow to share the newly created office of the president. Both men will continue to report to CEO Jay Stein.
"Hunt and Brian have made significant contributions in the success of the company," said Stein. "Their promotions are a testament to their leadership that has built a team that has produced seven consecutive quarters of comp store gains, a dramatic departure from the achievements of past management, and reflect the confidence the board and I have in them."
Hawkins joined the company in 1994 as SVP, human resources. He was promoted to EVP of operations in 2006, to EVP/chief administrative officer in 2007 and to EVP/chief operating officer in 2011.
Morrow joined the company in 2010 as EVP/chief merchandising officer. Prior to joining the company, Morrow served as SVP/general merchandising manager with Macy's North/Marshall Field's from February 2005 to May 2008 and held the same position with Mervyn's from May 2008 to October 2008 and served as EVP/general merchandising manager with Macy's West from October 2008 to May 2009.
Stein Mart has more than 260 locations from California to Massachusetts, as well as its e-commerce site.