“Hal has made significant contributions to the business over the past two years, including improving the Macy’s operational cadence,” says Jeff Gennette, chairman and chief executive officer, Macy’s. “Hal also helped us build an excellent team and, with their leadership, I’m confident that Macy’s will continue strong execution through Holiday 2019 and beyond. I thank Hal for his service and wish him and his family well on the next leg of their journey.”
The resignation took effect Dec. 6. Lawton will take on his new role as president, chief executive officer, and member of the Board of Directors at Tractor Supply on Jan. 13.
Hal will succeed Greg Sandfort, who previously announced his intent to retire.
“After conducting a robust search process, the Board is convinced Hal Lawton is the right CEO to
Sandfort will remain at his post through February 2020, and then serve as advisor until Aug. 31 to ensure a seamless transition. He will serve out his term on the Board until May 7.
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