MENOMONEE FALLS, Wis.–Kohl’s has named Kevin Mansell, a 26-year veteran of the retailer who has served as president since 1999, president and chief executive officer, effective immediately.
Mansell succeeds Larry Montgomery, who will remain chairman of the board and will hold full-time management responsibilities for the retailer’s strategic growth, talent management initiatives, human resources, and legal and real estate departments.
As president and CEO, Mansell will oversee the development and execution of strategic initiatives, day-to-day operations and Kohl’s long-term growth plan.
In addition to his current responsibilities for product development, logistics/store planning, merchandise planning, information systems, e-commerce, marketing and business development, Mansell will also manage finance and store operations.
Mansell joined the company in 1982 as a divisional merchandise manager. He was named senior executive vice president of merchandising and marketing in 1998. Mansell and Montgomery have worked together as a president and CEO team for nearly 10 years.