Sears Holdings Names Kristin M. Coleman As General Counsel Leader with broad range of expertise in corporate law and litigation to lead legal business unit
HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill., July 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Sears Holdings (NASDAQ: SHLD) announced today that Kristin M. Coleman will join the company as senior vice president, general counsel and corporate secretary. Coleman most recently served as Brunswick Corporation's vice president, general counsel and corporate secretary.
Coleman will be responsible for the oversight and leadership of Sears Holdings' Legal business unit that includes a team of attorneys and paralegals as well as Corporate Communications; Environmental Services; Global Compliance; Government Affairs; Internal Audit; and Product Safety. Prior to Brunswick, Coleman served as a vice president and associate general counsel at Mead Johnson Nutrition Company and as an attorney with Sidley Austin LLP in Chicago.
"I am pleased Kristin is joining our leadership team. She is a proven leader with experience managing legal, compliance and corporate governance issues," said Edward S. Lampert, Sears Holdings Chairman and CEO. "Having started her career as a litigator and transitioning into corporate law, she brings a breadth and depth of experience to Sears Holdings in litigation and governance, including mergers and acquisitions and securities, which will serve us well as we continue on our path to transform the company."
Coleman received a bachelor's degree from Duke University in Durham, North Carolina, and a Juris Doctor from the University of Michigan Law School in Ann Arbor.
About Sears Holdings Corporation
Sears Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ: SHLD) is a leading integrated retailer focused on seamlessly connecting the digital and physical shopping experiences to serve our members – wherever, whenever and however they want to shop. Sears Holdings is home to Shop Your Way®, a social shopping platform offering members rewards for shopping at Sears and Kmart as well as with other retail partners across categories important to them. The company operates through its subsidiaries, including Sears, Roebuck and Co. and Kmart Corporation, with more than 2,350 full-line and specialty retail stores in the United States and Canada. For more information, visit www.searsholdings.com.
NEWS MEDIA CONTACT:
Sears Holdings Public Relations
SOURCE Sears Holdings Corporation