BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — Books-A-Million announced that it has promoted Terrance Finley, formerly EVP/chief merchandising officer to president and COO of the company, effective immediately. Finley has served in his previous role since August 2009 and in various other capacities in the merchandising department since joining the company in 1992. Finley was appointed to the board of directors of Hibbett Sports Inc. in March 2008.
The company has also appointed James Turner, formerly the company's VP real estate, to the position of EVP real estate and business development. Turner has served as the company's VP real estate since June 2003. Prior to this, Turner held several positions in the company's finance department, including controller. Prior to joining the company, Turner served as a division controller for Belk Inc.
Commenting on the promotions, Clyde Anderson, chairman and CEO, said, “I am extremely pleased to congratulate Terry on his well-deserved promotion. Terry has been an innovator and leader at BAM for over 20 years, and I am confident that he will lead our team to new heights as we take advantage of the many opportunities ahead.”