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Conn's appoints three executives

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Staff Writer | The Woodlands, Tx., USA | January 17, 2017
Conn'sJanuary 17, 2017, The Woodlands, Tx., USA - Conn's, Inc., a specialty retailer, announced the appointments of three important executives across the company's retail, logistics and service divisions.
Within Retail, the Company has named Coleman R. Gaines as President and Chief Operating Officer, effective February 1, 2017.

Mr. Gaines previously spent seven years at TMX Finance in Savannah, GA, a consumer retail finance company that served subprime consumers, and was most recently the company's Executive Vice President of Store Operations.

He also served in additional roles at TMX including Senior Vice President, Divisional Vice President and Regional Manager.

Prior to TMX, Mr. Gaines spent eight years at Tractor Supply Company, working up to Divisional Vice President of Operations, where he managed a business unit and directed all operational activities for the company's 900 stores.

He began his career at Scotty's Home Centers & Hardware Stores, working his way up over 13 years to Vice President of Hardware Stores where he assumed full P&L responsibility for the company's 70 retail stores.

Mr. Gaines holds a B.A. in Theology from Freed Hardeman University.

In addition to the appointment of Mr. Gaines, Conn's announced the appointments of Casey Chung as Vice President of Logistics and David Hutchinson as Vice President of Service.

Casey Chung brings over 20 years of logistics business experience to Conn's, most recently serving as Vice President of Logistics for Caleres in Lebanon, TN, the parent company to Famous Footwear.

Prior to Caleres, Mr. Chung oversaw logistics for other leading high growth retail companies including GAP Inc., Blockbuster and Walmart.

Mr. Chung has an MBA in Supply Chain Management and a Ph.D. in Operations Management from the University of Texas in Dallas.

David Hutchinson has nearly two decades of experience in sales and operations roles with an emphasis on creating an innovative customer service experience for major retailers including The Home Depot and Sears.

In his most recent role, Mr. Hutchinson served as Senior Director & General Manager at The Home Depot in Atlanta where he was responsible for in-home sales and installation business for all custom windows, roofing, siding and other exterior products.

Prior to The Home Depot, he spent 16 years at Sears. His last role at Sears was as a Regional Vice President, responsible for major home appliance repair operations.

Mr. Hutchinson has a B.S. in Business Management from the University of South Florida.