JCPenney promotes Theilmann, Nealon

Retail Editor 8, August 2, 2010

Plano, Texas - JCPenney has named Michael Theilmann and Thomas Nealon as group executive vps, expanding the responsibilities for each of them.


Theilmann will add oversight of the stores organization to his duties of leading supply chain, human resources and administration. Nealon will add operation of to his role overseeing IT, corporate strategy and digital ventures.

They will work with evp/gmm Steven Lawrence and evp/gmm Elizabeth Sweney. Both senior teams will continue to report to Mike Ullman III, chairman and ceo.


Theilmann joined the company in 2005 as chief human resources and administration officer. Previously, he was at Yum brands and its predecessor PepsiCo for 12 years following roles at Burger King and Mrand Metropolitan.


Nealon joined JCPenney as chief information officer in 2006. His previous experience included IT posts at EDS, Feld Group and Frito-Lay.


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