Macy’s, Inc. (NYSE:M) today announced the appointment of Danielle Kirgan as chief human resources officer, effective October 23, 2017. Kirgan will be responsible for the full range of human resource functions including strategy, associate relations, organizational development (corporate, field and logistics), talent and performance management, compensation and benefits, and training and development. She will report to Jeff Gennette, Macy’s, Inc. chief executive officer, and will be a member of the Macy’s, Inc. Corporate Strategy Committee.
“Macy’s continues to navigate through a very demanding retail environment. A leader of Danielle’s caliber will accelerate our people agenda which is vital to the execution of our North Star Strategy”
“I am thrilled to welcome Danielle to the Macy’s team. She has the strategic and operational human resources capabilities that our business requires and is a strong fit for our company--both where we are today and where we are headed,” said Gennette.
Kirgan has more than 20 years of experience in a variety of human resources roles across a diverse range of businesses. She was most recently senior vice president, People, at American Airlines and prior to that, chief human resources officer at Darden Restaurants. At Darden, Kirgan was a member of the executive team responsible for transforming the business and its 150,000 team member workforce, which led to positive sales and earnings growth.
“Macy’s continues to navigate through a very demanding retail environment. A leader of Danielle’s caliber will accelerate our people agenda which is vital to the execution of our North Star Strategy,” continued Gennette. “Our management team is a strong mix of Macy’s veterans and external talent all working aggressively to improve our performance.”
About Danielle Kirgan
Danielle Kirgan has more than 20 years of experience in human resources. Most recently, she was senior vice president, People, at American Airlines since October 2016. In that role, Kirgan was responsible for all global human resource functions for the airline, including talent acquisition, training and talent development, compensation, benefits and diversity. Prior to joining American Airlines, Kirgan held various leadership positions at Darden Restaurants, where she most recently served as chief human resources officer. Kirgan has also held leadership roles in human resources for ConAgra Foods, W.W. Grainger and TeleTech Holdings.
About Macy’s, Inc.
Macy’s, Inc. is one of the nation’s premier retailers. With fiscal 2016 sales of $25.778 billion and approximately 140,000 employees, the company operates more than 700 department stores under the nameplates Macy’s and Bloomingdale’s, and approximately 150 specialty stores that include Bloomingdale’s The Outlet, Bluemercury and Macy’s Backstage. Macy’s, Inc. operates stores in 45 states, the District of Columbia, Guam and Puerto Rico, as well as macys.com, bloomingdales.com and bluemercury.com. Bloomingdale’s stores in Dubai and Kuwait are operated by Al Tayer Group LLC under license agreements. Macy’s, Inc. has corporate offices in Cincinnati, Ohio, and New York, New York.