HOFFMAN ESTATES, IL: Ted McDougal has nabbed the new VP of PR post at Sears Holdings following the completion of its merger with Kmart.
McDougal replaces Bob O'Leary, who was Sears' SVP of PR, communications, and government affairs since joining the company in 2003. O'Leary has left the company.
McDougal will now report to Andy Zopp, SVP and general counsel at Sears.
Sears Holdings will oversee operations of both Sears and Kmart stores. Shareholders of each company approved the merger on March 24.
McDougal has been with Sears since 2000, serving most recently as director of business and financial communications.
McDougal was not immediately available for comment.