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COMING AND GOINGS>>On Oct. 3, Michael R. Francis, a former Target executive, was named president of J.C. Penney Company.>>On Sept. 6, Zale Corp. named Brad Furry senior vice president and chief information officer. Furry will oversee all information technology strategy and operations throughout the company.>>Hauppauge, N.Y.–based 21-store chain Harris Originals promoted Beverly Harris to chairman of the board. Former Zale North America president John Zimmermann will replace her as president and CEO.>>On Sept. 7, Jewelers for Children announced that Peter M. Engel, president of Fred Meyer Jewelers, was elected its chairman, replacing Edward Bridge.>>On Sept. 26, Belle Étoile announced several additions to its sales team: Kathryn Karakus was appointed vice president of brand development, Mary Yeaman was named Southwest director of sales, and Chelle McFerran

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