Robert Will is Welcomed to Jo-Ann as Senior Vice President, General Merchandising Manager

HUDSON, Ohio–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores, the leading fabric and craft specialty
retailer, has appointed Robert Will to senior vice president, general
merchandising manager, craft. In this role, Will reports to Sharyn
Hejcl, executive vice president, chief merchandising officer, Jo-Ann

“Rob is an experienced and results-oriented merchant, and I’m thrilled
to welcome him to the merchandising leadership team,” said Hejcl. “Rob
has a proven track record of achieving results, driving innovation and
leading effective teams while putting the customer first in every

Most recently, Will served as senior vice president, general
merchandising manager at Sports Authority where he spearheaded in-store
and online merchandising for hardgoods, licensed apparel, and golf
apparel. In his vice president, divisional merchandise manager role with
the company, Will maintained a positive growth trend while achieving
inventory goals. He also served as Chair of the assortment planning
committee, in which he standardized corporate buying procedures.

Before his tenure at Sports Authority, Will held roles with Macy’s
Department Stores, Dick’s Sporting Goods and The May Company.

Will is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh where he earned a
Bachelor of Science Degree in Finance.

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About Jo-Ann Stores, LLC

Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores, the nation’s leading fabric and craft
retailer with locations in 49 states, was founded in 1943 as a single
retail store. Today, approximately 850 Jo-Ann stores across the country
provide consumers all the fabrics, craft supplies and inspiration they
need, conveniently under one roof. For additional information, visit
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