ST. LOUIS–Furniture Brands Internationals has appointed Alexander W. Hodges chief marketing officer, a newly created post, effective today.
Hodges was most recently vice president of marketing for Russell Athletic, a division of Russell Corp., leading all marketing and retail merchandising operations for that division. Prior to that, he served in roles of increasing responsibility at Eastman Kodak, and prior to that at SmithKline Beecham (now GlaxoSmithKline).
At Furniture Brands, Hodges will work with the brand marketing team to build the brands in their respective markets. He reports to Ralph P. Scozzafava, vice chairman of the board and chief executive officer.