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Michelle Wlazlo joined JCPenney in March 2019 as executive vice president, chief merchandising officer, reporting to Marc Rosen, chief executive officer. Wlazlo is responsible for leading the Company’s global merchandise strategy and operations including Merchandising, Planning and Allocation, Pricing, Product Design, and Development and Sourcing.
Wlazlo brings 30 years of merchandising and stores experience from a variety of retailers. Prior to joining JCPenney, she served as senior vice president, merchandising over apparel and accessories, baby gear and essentials at Target Corporation, where she helped lead a robust merchandising transformation program impacting 1,400 stores and launched 15 new private brands.
Before Target, Wlazlo spent 19 years at GAP, Inc., in a variety of roles for Gap, Gap Outlet and Old Navy, most recently as senior vice president, GAP global merchandising across all brand divisions, including women’s, men’s, kids, baby, body, and fit. She began her career at Saks Fifth Avenue, Inc., before assuming roles as store manager and buyer at Bebe Stores, Inc.
Wlazlo attended Lowthian College in Minneapolis and the Executive Education Program at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Business. She currently serves on the board of directors for the National Association for the Education of Young Children.
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