The Stein Mart, Inc. board of directors has established the Office of the President and appointed D. Hunt Hawkins and Brian Morrow to share that office, the retailer announced. They will report to Jay Stein, CEO, it stated.
Hawkins joined the Stein Mart in 1994 as senior vp/human resources and achieved the office of executive vp/COO in 2011, the company noted. Morrow joined the company in 2010 as executive vp/chief merchandising officer, it related.
“Hunt and Brian have made significant contributions in the success of the company,” Stein said in announcing the appointments. “Their promotions are a testament to their leadership that has built a team that has produced seven consecutive quarters of comp store gains— a dramatic departure from the achievements of past management— and reflect the confidence the board and I have in them.”