J. C. Penney named Laurie Beja Miller executive vice president, The Square. She will lead the retailer's efforts to execute its new center core strategy that will serve as a gathering place with ongoing attractions and services. Miller brings more than two decades of experience at retailers and brands that include Nike, Apple, and Disney.
"In the golden age of department stores, America's families came for more than just to shop," said Ron Johnson, CEO. "They were able to have fun experiences and were offered a range of useful services. We are going to revive that excitement and convenience at jcpenney, and Laurie is the ideal person to lead the charge. She brings an exceptional track record of creating differentiated shopping environments, unique insight into customer behavior, and a passion about retail that will all be invaluable as we execute our concept for jcpenney's stores."
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