Four-store Arkansas-based jeweler Sissy’s Log Cabin has promoted Lamar McCubbin (pictured) to president.
McCubbin is an industry veteran with more than 25 years of jewelry experience. He has worked at the retailer since 2014. Prior to that, he served as general sales manager for Augusta, Ga.–based Windsor Fine Jewelers and general manager of the Encore jewelry store at the Wynn Las Vegas.
In his new role, McCubbin will manage day-to-day business operations for all four Sissy’s locations. The chain has stores in Pine Bluff, Little Rock, and Jonesboro, Ark., and it opened a Memphis, Tenn., location in 2014. McCubbin will also lead the chain as it considers expansion into other markets.
Bill Jones, son of founder and namesake Sissy Jones, has been promoted to company CEO. Sissy Jones will remain on the company’s board of directors. Her husband, Murphy Jones, a well-respected industry veteran who served as the company’s secretary and treasurer, died in 2017.
In addition, Michael Bohner, manager of the Sissy’s Memphis location, has been named vice president of training, responsible for new staff on-boarding in all four locations. Bohner has been with Sissy’s since 2011 and has more than 12 years of jewelry industry experience.
“Lamar has shown incredible business integrity and passion for this industry, and I’m proud to promote him to president,” said Bill Jones in a statement. “Since operations are such a foundational facet of our business, it was important to me to assign a dependable leader like Lamar to this area so that I can focus more thoughtfully on growth, finance and marketing,”
Sissy’s Log Cabin was founded in 1970, with its first store in Pine Bluff. It is considered Arkansas’ largest independently owned jeweler.
Added McCubbin in the statement: “Sissy’s has experienced exceptional sales growth the last couple years. I am humbled by this opportunity to help our stores grow and succeed.”
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