Jo-Ann Promotes Sharyn Hejcl to Executive Vice President, Chief Merchandising Officer

HUDSON, Ohio–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores, the leading fabric and craft specialty
retailer, announces the promotion of Sharyn Hejcl to executive vice
president, chief merchandising officer. Hejcl previously served as
senior vice president, inventory management and supply chain. She will
continue to report to Jill Soltau, president and chief executive
officer, Jo-Ann Stores.

“Sharyn brings a strong financial acumen, passion, drive, and a deep and
broad retail experience positioning her well to lead our merchandising
and private brand teams,” said Soltau. “Sharyn demonstrates a relentless
pursuit of excellence and challenges the status quo. She puts our
customer’s needs first, which is pivotal in driving our merchandising
strategy and delivering our organizational goals.”

For the past year, Hejcl served as the interim head of merchandising in
conjunction with her role as senior vice president, inventory management
and supply chain. Prior to joining Jo-Ann, Hejcl held roles of
increasing responsibility with Big Lots, Sears Holdings, Kirkland Home
and Bed, Bath & Beyond. She began her career with May Department Stores.

Hejcl holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Lake
Erie College.

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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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