HUDSON, Ohio--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores, the leading fabric and craft specialty retailer, announces the promotion of Sharyn Hejcl to executive vice president, chief merchandising officer. Hejcl previously served as senior vice president, inventory management and supply chain. She will continue to report to Jill Soltau, president and chief executive officer, Jo-Ann Stores.
“Sharyn brings a strong financial acumen, passion, drive, and a deep and broad retail experience positioning her well to lead our merchandising and private brand teams,” said Soltau. “Sharyn demonstrates a relentless pursuit of excellence and challenges the status quo. She puts our customer’s needs first, which is pivotal in driving our merchandising strategy and delivering our organizational goals.”
For the past year, Hejcl served as the interim head of merchandising in conjunction with her role as senior vice president, inventory management and supply chain. Prior to joining Jo-Ann, Hejcl held roles of increasing responsibility with Big Lots, Sears Holdings, Kirkland Home and Bed, Bath & Beyond. She began her career with May Department Stores.
Hejcl holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Lake Erie College.
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About Jo-Ann Stores, LLC
Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores, the nation’s leading fabric and craft retailer with locations in 49 states, was founded in 1943 as a single retail store. Today, approximately 850 Jo-Ann stores across the country provide consumers all the fabrics, craft supplies and inspiration they need, conveniently under one roof. For additional information, visit joann.com. To search and share project ideas and inspiration, visit joann.com/inspiration.