Kirkland’s Home Promotes COO to CEO

by Katie Lee

Nashville, Tenn. — Kirkland’s, Inc., a specialty retailer of home décor and furnishings, has promoted Amy Sullivan to chief executive officer, effective February 4, 2024; she will also join the company’s board of directors. She succeeds interim CEO Ann Joyce, who will remain on the board. Prior to Kirkland’s Home, Sullivan held senior-level positions for Express, Lands’ End, Kohl’s and JCPenney.

Sullivan, who has been with the company for more than a decade, was promoted to president and chief operating officer in spring 2023. As a member of the executive team, she has helped lead the organization through significant strategic repositioning initiatives, including refocusing marketing efforts and aligning product assortments to drive customer demand.

“Amy is an invaluable leader within our organization, and over the past 9 months she has been instrumental in returning the company to a positive trajectory, including improved 2023 holiday season sales, that we hope to build off of in 2024,” says R. Wilson Orr, chairman of Kirkland’s Home. “Since transitioning to an executive leadership role, Amy has been integral to the execution of our repositioning strategy and we believe, as CEO, she is poised to return Kirkland’s Home to profitable growth over the long term.

Kirkland’s, Inc. is a specialty retailer of home décor and furnishings in the United States, currently operating 338 stores in 35 states. For more information, visit

SOURCE: Kirkland’s, Inc.

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