LINCOLN, Neb., Aug. 17, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Neebo, the retail division of the Nebraska Book Company, today announced that it has hired Gwen M. Clancy, a former district team leader for Target Corp., as an Area Vice President to oversee the company's Southwest College Stores. Beginning Monday, August 22, Clancy will assume leadership responsibility for half of the company's U.S. retail store locations, totaling nearly 150 college textbook stores. She will be based in Castle Rock, CO.
"Gwen Clancy has a superior track record of building and developing teams, as well as producing great financial results for one of the nation's most successful retailers," said Steven A. Clemente, Senior Vice President of College Stores at Neebo. "We are delighted to have her join our company, and we believe her expertise and leadership will be immediate assets as we continue to build the Neebo brand promise with our team and guests."
The Nebraska Book Company launched Neebo as a consumer-facing brand in the fall of 2010. To fill the area vice president role, the company conducted a comprehensive search focusing on executives with proven team leadership skills, strong financial results, operational expertise and customer relationship management insight. Clancy quickly emerged as the right fit for the company and the position.
Clancy joins Neebo after 17 years with the Target Corporation, a Fortune 500 company. Her positions there included Group Operations Leader, District Team Leader in Kansas City, and most recently District Team Leader in Denver, Colorado. She graduated with a bachelor of arts in finance/management from Mankato State University in Minnesota.
"Neebo is establishing a compelling brand image as a differentiated provider of textbooks and other college gear," said Clancy. "I am excited by the opportunity to be a part of bringing that brand experience to guests of Neebo's stores."
The regions Clancy will manage include the Gulf Coast, Southeast, South Atlantic, Pacific, Northwest, Plains, and North Texas and South Texas.
Neebo is a nationwide network of college bookstores providing students, faculty and alumni the most complete selection of new, used, and rental textbooks, as well as college-branded gear and accessories. We're the complete college outfitter, dedicated to empowering your best college experience. Neebo unifies all Nebraska Book Company bookstores under one network and one name to help students enjoy more college for their money. Founded nearly 100 years ago with a bookstore near the University of Nebraska Lincoln campus, Neebo pioneered used textbook distribution and expanded to campuses nationwide. The Neebo network now includes nearly 300 stores and serves millions of students. For more information, visit www.Neebo.com.