Lowe’s Names Marisa F. Thalberg Chief Brand and Marketing Officer
Lowe’s Companies, Inc. announced the appointment of Marisa F. Thalberg as executive vice president, chief brand and marketing officer, effective Feb. 10. Thalberg joins the company most recently from Taco Bell where she served as global chief brand officer. Thalberg brings to Lowe’s more than 25 years of marketing and branding experience. At Taco Bell, she led the transformation of the company to become a culture-centric lifestyle brand, leading to record-breaking sales growth and category share gains. Thalberg has been named one of Forbes’ Top 50 CMOs in the World for the past three years and a National Retail Federation power player. She also founded Executive Moms, an organization for working mothers. Thalberg is a graduate of Brown University where she graduated magna cum laude.

“Marisa is a world-class marketer and leader, and we are thrilled to have her join the Lowe’s leadership team,” said Marvin R. Ellison, Lowe’s president and CEO. “Marisa brings extensive experience in building culturally resonant brands and delivering business value through marketing innovation and fresh thinking to inspire and engage customers. We are confident Marisa will lead our brand into an exciting new chapter for our customers and associates.”

Thalberg, in this expanded role, will report to Marvin Ellison.

Prior to Taco Bell, Thalberg served as the head of corporate digital and integrated marketing worldwide for The Estée Lauder Companies and held various senior leadership roles at Unilever Cosmetics International, Sure Fit Inc., and Revlon. She started her career at advertising agencies Saatchi & Saatchi and J. Walter Thompson.

Source: Lowe’s

Orgill Announces 2020 Executive Vice President Team
Orgill has announced a few changes and promotions to its team of executive vice presidents. These changes are designed to position Orgill for further growth in the coming years and to provide an even stronger support network to the company’s growing ranks of retail customers, according to President and CEO Boyden Moore.

“One of Orgill’s strengths over many years has been stable, consistent leadership. Without a doubt, I think we have the best team in place to guide our company into the next decade,” Moore says. “These recent changes and promotions are well deserved and will help us continue to lead Orgill into the future while providing the continuous improvement and innovation our customers expect from us to run even more successful retail operations.”

Effective immediately, the following five individuals will make up Orgill’s team of executive vice presidents.

  • Randy Williams has been promoted to the role of EVP, distribution. Prior to this position, Williams served as Orgill’s general manager and senior vice president of distribution and has been with the company in various other roles for nearly three decades.
  • John Sieggreen has been promoted to the role of EVP, retail and will also maintain his current role as President for Central Network Retail Group (CNRG). Prior to joining Orgill and CNRG, Sieggreen spent a number of years leading retail operations, including serving as President of Wolohan Enterprises and in various executive roles with ProBuild Holdings and BMC West.
  • Greg Stine has been promoted to EVP, marketing and communications. Most recently, Stine headed up the marketing team for Tyndale Advisors. Prior to that, Stine owned and managed a marketing and communications firm based in Springfield, Oregon.
  • Brett Hammers continues in his role as EVP, sales and purchasing.
  • Eric Divelbiss will also continue in his current position as EVP and CEO.

“I’m proud to work alongside such a strong group of individuals who not only offer a wealth of knowledge and experience to our company but who also have a passion for our mission to help our customers be successful,” Moore says. 

In addition to this group, Moore says Orgill will also be looking to further enhance its executive team with the addition of an entirely new position—EVP, CIO.

“Given the growing role that technology and information play in every facet of distribution and retail, we have an opportunity to better integrate our technology teams across distribution, retail systems, retail services, eCommerce, marketing, and business intelligence to drive new competitive advantages for our dealers,” Moore says. “We have great technology teams. This new position will align them to drive new synergies and improvements in the way we use technology throughout the company and for our customers.”

Source: Orgill