Whitehall Gets Sears Exec as New CEO. Lucinda "Cindy" M. Baier has joined Whitehall Jewelers as president and COO. She will report to Hugh Patinkin, chairman and CEO. Baier joins Whitehall from Sears, Roebuck and Co., where she had been a senior vice president and general manager. In other news, Manny A. Brown, the company's executive vice president, has resigned from the company. Hudson New Head of Laurie Hudson, former Platinum Guild International USA president, has been named president of the Internet company, owned by manufacturer Andin International. Hudson said her primary role at is to serve as the site's advocate to consumers, retail partners, and supplier partners. differs from a conventional jewelry e-commerce site in that it does not sell merchandise directly, Hudson said, but serves as a "shopping mall" to showcase jewel

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