Tighe will also join the retailer’s executive board. Lawrence, who joined the retailer in 2000, was named executive vice president and senior merchandise manager of men’s and children’s late last year. The moves are part of a redeployment of J.C. Penney’s merchandising areas. Elizabeth Sweney, executive vice president and senior merchandise manager of women’s apparel, women’s accessories and shoes, has added fine jewelry to her product responsibilities.
Jeffrey Allison, who had recently been named to head the home and fine-jewelry businesses, has left the company for personal reasons, according to a J.C. Penney statement.