Hallmark Names Senior Vice President – Supply Chain

by Katie Lee

Kansas City, Mo. — Beth Ward, managing director of Hallmark’s Asia Pacific procurement organization, has been named senior vice president – supply chain, effective April 1, 2016. Ward will replace Pete Burney who retired after 25 years with the company.

In this role, Ward will have responsibility for supply chain planning, manufacturing, logistics, global procurement, product integrity and supply chain technical resources. She also has been named a corporate officer and will report to Hallmark President Dave Hall.

“In her 20 years at Hallmark, Beth has gained extensive experience across a number of supply chain disciplines,” says Hall. “Most recently, at our operations in Hong Kong, Beth led efforts to better align our talent and capabilities against our broadened business portfolio. She is a collaborative leader with a proven track record of innovative thinking, strong leadership and delivering business results.”

Ward joined Hallmark in 1996 and has served in a number of roles including retail operations vice president for team Walmart, facilitating the creation of Hallmark’s new Walmart office in Bentonville, Ark. She also served as director – logistics services and general manager of order distribution at Hallmark’s Liberty distribution center. Prior to joining Hallmark, Ward worked as an industrial engineer for JC Penney.

For more information, visit Hallmark.com.

SOURCE: Hallmark Cards, Inc.

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