Pier 1 names new executive vp-store operations

Home decor retailer Pier 1 Imports has announced that Sharon Leite has joined the company as executive vp-store operations.

Leite brings more than 21 years of retail store operations experience to Pier 1 Imports. Most recently, she served as vp-sales and associate marketing at Bath & Body Works in Columbus, Ohio. In that role, she was responsible for the sales strategies for all store formats and multichannel environments.

Before joining Bath & Body Works, Leite held various operations positions with several prominent retailers, including Gap and Walt Disney. She began her store career at Limited Stores, where she spent five years.

Pier 1 Imports is one of North America's largest specialty retailers, with stores in 49 states.