Mar 31, 2022
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Hibbett promotes two senior vice presidents

Mar 31, 2022

U.S. athletics and fashion retailer Hibbett Inc. announced on Wednesday the promotion of two industry veterans to the senior vice president level.

Stephani Smith, Hibbett, SVP, Merchandising. - Hibbett

Mike McAbee has been promoted from VP, supply chain & store development to SVP, supply chain & store development, while Stephani Smith has been promoted from VP/GMM of women's to SVP, merchandising.

In his new role as SVP, supply chain & store development, McAbee will grow the Hibbett, City Gear store development strategy and supply chain network. Mike joined the Birmingham, Alabama-based company in 2002 and has since stepped into multiple leadership roles in planning, inventory management, supply chain and store development.

Likewise, in her newest role as SVP, merchandising, Smith will further brand partnerships with oversight of buying operations across men's, women's, kid's and city gear businesses. She joined Hibbett in 2020 as VP/GMM of women's after 27 years with Nike in North America, Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Prior to that, she gained experience in sales and merchandising, along with general management at both Nike and Converse.

"I am proud to announce the promotions of two key contributors from our supply chain and merchandising teams," said Jared Briskin, EVP, merchandising, Hibbett. 

"I am confident that both Mike and Stephani's extensive enterprise knowledge and skilled leadership will enable us to continue to exceed customer expectations and provide the most relevant on trend assortment and customized shopping experience of any retailer in our category.”

Earlier this month, Hibbett announced that total sales for the fiscal year 2022 increased by almost 20%, despite weaker fourth-quarter revenue growth due to supply chain issues related to Covid-19.

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