Macy’s, Inc. (NYSE: M) today announced that Patti Ongman has been named
chief merchandising officer of the Macy’s brand, effective March 1,
2019. Ongman succeeds Jeff Kantor in this role, who previously announced
his decision to retire. She currently serves as Macy’s executive vice
president and general business manager for Home merchandise.
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Patti Ongman, Macy’s chief merchandising officer (Photo: Business Wire)
In her new role, Ongman will be responsible for leading Macy’s
Merchandising, with oversight of merchandising, private brands and
planning for the company’s five “families-of-business” (Ready-to-Wear,
Center Core, Beauty, Men’s and Kid’s, and Home).
“Patti is a world-class merchant with a stellar reputation in the
market. As a 33-year veteran at Macy’s, she’s a trusted leader to our
colleagues and a valued partner to our vendors,” said Hal Lawton, Macy’s
president. “I am confident that Patti is the right person with the right
experience to continue transforming our merchandising organization to
move faster and be more flexible.”
“I’m excited to lead the Macy’s Merchandising organization along with my
team of first-class merchants. We will build on the great work the team
has done, and we will continue to get better every day. I know this will
be a smooth transition with Jeff’s support,” said Ongman.
“On behalf of the entire Macy’s family, I want to thank Jeff for the
incredible job he has done as chief merchandising officer