Academy Sports + Outdoors Names EVP, CMO & President of Academy International Limited

by Katie Lee

Katy, Texas — Academy, Ltd. d/b/a Academy Sports + Outdoors, a premier sports, outdoor and lifestyle retailer, has named Michelle J. Gloeckler executive vice president, chief merchandising officer and president of Academy International Limited, its global sourcing entity, effective August 29, 2016.

Gloeckler joins Academy after 7 years with Walmart U.S. where she most recently served as EVP, consumables, health & wellness. She also led U.S. manufacturing and supplier training functions. Prior to Walmart, she spent more than 20 years in various executive leadership, sales, marketing and category development roles at The Hershey Company.

“I’m ecstatic to join the Academy Sports + Outdoors team, and I look forward to getting to know our merchant, planning, sourcing and product development team members, along with our vendors and manufacturing partners,” says Gloeckler.

Academy Sports + Outdoors operates more than 210 stores throughout Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee and Texas, where the company is based. For more information visit

SOURCE: Academy Sports + Outdoors

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