Belk Names Bufano President, Chief Merchandising Officer

Belk Inc. has promoted Kathryn Bufano to president and chief merchandising officer. McKay Belk, who previously held the role, will now be vice chairman of the retail chain.
Bufano has been president of merchandising and marketing since she joined Belk in early 2008. Prior to her tenure at Belk, she was chief executive of the Vanity Shops chain and held executive-level merchandising positions at Sears Roebuck & Co., The Dress Barn, Macy’s East and Lord & Taylor. Bufano will report to Tim Belk, company chairman and CEO.
“We are very pleased to announce Kathy Bufano’s promotion to our top merchandising and marketing post,” Tim Belk said. “She’s an outstanding merchant who understands our Southern lifestyle and is providing excellent strategic leadership to enable Belk to deliver the fashion, style and service that our customers expect and deserve.”