September 23, 2010
Macy’s on Tuesday named Patti Ongman executive vice president and general merchandise manager for center core, overseeing the merchandising for handbags, fashion accessories, hosiery, watches, fashion jewelry and fine jewelry.
Ongman has served as executive vice president and general planning manager for cosmetics, fragrances and shoes since May 2009. Her successor has not been named. She succeeds Richard Arnstein, who was recently named executive vice president and gmm for men’s. Ongman will report to Jeff Gennette, chief merchandising officer and start her new job Oct. 1.
Ongman joined Macy’s in 1981 as a sales manager in the Northlake store in the Atlanta area. She rose to divisional merchandise manager, a regional vice president of the home store division and gmm, among other jobs.
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