NY & Co. Lures Kohl's Exec for COO Role

John Worthington has joined New York & Company, Inc., as president and COO, effective immediately. Worthington will report to Greg Scott, CEO, and lead the company's Store Operations, Real Estate, Outlets, Finance, Information Technology, Sourcing and Logistics areas.

Worthington joins New York & Company following a successful career in retail spanning more than 23 years. Prior to joining New York & Company, Worthington spent 20 years in progressive leadership roles with Kohl's Department Stores including chief administrative officer, senior executive vice president, executive vice president/director of Stores, senior vice president and regional vice president. Before that, Worthington held various leadership roles with May Department Stores, including its Stores and Buying departments.

"We are pleased to welcome John to our company and our executive team," said Scott. "John is a talented leader with a proven track record of operational expertise. During his 20-year tenure with Kohl's, John was intimately involved with developing and executing strategy in store operations, productivity, people development, technology, store design, e-commerce, and real estate. We expect this addition, along with the combined efforts of our executive team, positions our company for improved operating performance and positive long-term growth."

"I am excited to join New York & Company and believe a significant opportunity exists to build upon the company's strategies and create a more powerful operational platform that is poised for sustained growth. I look forward to partnering with Greg and the entire executive team to achieve our goals," added Worthington.
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