ABILENE, Kan.–Retailing veteran Jane Gilmartin has been appointed executive vice president and chief operating officer for Duckwall-Alco, the Midwestern department-store chain.
In this newly created position, Gilmartin oversees the company’s merchandising, marketing, supply-chain-management, store-layout and visual-presentation functions. She reports directly to Larry Zigerelli, president and chief executive officer, who himself joined Duckwall-Alco at the beginning of this month.
Gilmartin’s retailing career stretches back nearly 30 years and includes executive positions with Bed Bath & Beyond, Linens ’n Things and Ross Stores. Most recently, she was chief merchandising officer for Levitz, the furniture-store chain.