HoneyBaked Ham Names New CEO

by Katie Lee

Atlanta — The Honey Baked Ham Company, LLC, a premier food retailer, has hired Linda Heasley as its new chief executive officer (CEO), effective Feb. 6, 2017. She joins the company from Lane Bryant.

Heasley, former president and CEO of Ascena Retail Group’s plus-size fashion segment, succeeds HoneyBaked Ham’s chairman and interim CEO, Paul Roth.

“We have been pursuing Linda for months,” says Roth. “She is a well respected and visionary CEO with a proven track record of developing strong teams and delivering results. We are proud that she will be a part of the HoneyBaked Ham family to continue our 60-year success story.”

Heasley oversaw 800 Lane Bryant, Catherine’s and Cacique stores nationwide and is widely credited with revitalizing the Lane Bryant brand. Prior to Ascena, Heasley was chairman, president and CEO of The Limited, Inc. She has also held executive positions with Timberland® and CVS Caremark™.

Founded in 1957, The Honey Baked Ham Company®, LLC has nearly 400 locations nationwide today. For more information, visit www.HoneyBaked.com.

SOURCE: The Honey Baked Ham Company, LLC

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