Jo-Ann Appoints Richard Vollmer as Vice President of Creative Services

HUDSON, Ohio–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores, the leading fabric and craft specialty
retailer in America, has hired Richard Vollmer, vice president of
creative services.

Vollmer’s most recent experience was with Kohl’s Department Stores where
he served as vice president of brand experience, innovation. During his
term at Kohl’s, Vollmer was regarded as a key thought leader and change
agent as he propelled the business through multi-disciplinary teams
focused on innovative, foundational work. He spearheaded projects to
expand the Kohl’s loyalty program into the digital and social spaces,
assisted with storytelling in their physical stores, and helped to
reframe their healthy lifestyle solutions for families. Vollmer held
additional leadership roles at Kohl’s serving as vice president of brand
experience and creative director for brand packaging.

“Richard’s creative talent and cross-functional leadership skills are
the right combination to lead the strategic creative component of our
retail strategy,” said Chris DiTullio, interim chief marketing officer
and vice president, ecommerce & omni-channel. “His extensive repertoire
consists of all forms of media — including print, digital, broadcast and
loyalty. Richard’s experience will be invaluable in helping position the
Jo-Ann brand for future growth.”

Prior, Vollmer held creative director, brand director, manager and
merchandiser roles of increasing responsibility with Sports Authority,
American Eagle Outfitters and The Gap, Inc. His strong suit is setting a
shared vision, outlining clear objectives and maintaining open
communication while aligning with and delivering company goals. He will
report to Chris DiTullio in his new role effective February 25, 2016.

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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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