Claire’s Names New North American President

Claire’s Stores has appointed Linda Hefner Filler president of Claire’s North America.

Hefner Filler joins Claire’s from the Walmart Corp., where she most recently served as executive vice president and chief merchandising officer for Sam’s Club.

In addition, Holly Cohen was appointed senior vice president, global real estate and construction. Peter Collyer will become senior vice president, global human resources, in mid-February. Collyer previously worked for the Walt Disney Co. Consumer Products division.

“We’ve conducted a nationwide search for all of these executives, and I am excited by the caliber and experience of these new additions to our executive team,” Jim Fielding, CEO of Claire’s, said in a statement. “They possess excellent leadership, management, and communication skills and will each play a critical role in continuing our growth trajectory and meeting our company objectives.”