CHARLOTTE, N.C.–Belk has named Kathy Bufano president of merchandising and marketing, effective Jan. 17.
Bufano joins Belk from The Vanity Shops, a specialty chain. In her new role, Bufano will report to H. W. McKay Belk, president and chief merchandising officer. A 30-year retail veteran, Bufano has held senior merchandising posts with retailers such as Sears Roebuck and Co., Macy’s East and Lord & Taylor.
Bufano succeeds Mary Belk, who left the company in May 2006.