Birmingham, Ala. — Hibbett, Inc., which operates nearly 1,100 Hibbett and City Gear stores nationwide, has promoted two industry veterans to the senior vice president level. Mike McAbee has been promoted from vice president, supply chain & store development to senior vice president, supply chain & store development, and Stephani Smith has been promoted from vice president/general merchandising manager of women’s to senior vice president, merchandising.
“I am proud to announce the promotions of two key contributors from our supply chain and merchandising teams,” says Jared Briskin, executive vice president, merchandising. “I am confident that both Mike and Stephani’s extensive enterprise knowledge and skilled leadership will enable us to continue to exceed customer expectations and provide the most relevant on trend assortment and customized shopping experience of any retailer in our category.”
In his new role, McAbee will focus on furthering the Hibbett | City Gear store development strategy and supply chain network to enable future growth. He joined Hibbett in 2002 and over two decades has had success in multiple leadership roles in planning, inventory management, supply chain and store development.
In her newest role, Smith will focus on furthering brand partnerships with oversight of buying operations across men’s, women’s, kid’s and City Gear businesses. She joined Hibbett in 2020 as VP/GMM of women’s after 27 years with Nike in North America, Europe the Middle East and Africa. Her previous experience includes sales and merchandising, along with general management at both Nike and Converse.
Hibbett, headquartered in Birmingham, Ala., is a leading athletic-inspired fashion retailer with 1,096 Hibbett and City Gear specialty stores located in 35 states nationwide. For more information, visit www.hibbett.com.
SOURCE: Hibbett, Inc.