Tuesday Morning Corp. has named Brady Churches CEO, effective immediately, and announced that he has been appointed to the company’s board of directors. Churches was president of Marketing Results, Ltd. before joining Tuesday Morning, the retailer noted, and began his career in 1976 at Big Lots, Inc., where he served for 20 years in roles of increasing responsibility including that of president from 1993 to 1995.
Churches played a pivotal role in transforming Big Lots from an automotive discount retailer into a major off-price retail operation, Tuesday Morning stated. He also served as president of Value City Department Stores, home store division, from 2002 to 2006. In addition, Churches served as president of Mazel Stores from 1995 to 2002.
“The board was searching for a ‘master merchandiser,’ and we believe Brady’s track record of merchandising excellence, combined with his high-energy, entrepreneurial mindset, will serve Tuesday Morning very well,” said Bruce Quinnell, Tuesday Morning’s chairman of the board. “We were particularly drawn to his demonstrated success engaging retail customers with the best products delivered at excellent values. This is the core of the Tuesday Morning mission, and the board is confident that our customers, employees and shareholders will benefit from his leadership.”
Tuesday Morning operates 852 stores in 43 states.