J.C. Penney (NYSE:JCP) has promoted Brynn Evanson to executive vice president of human resources. In her new role, she will report to the recently reappointed CEO Mike Ullman.

As part of the executive team, Evanson will lead all HR functions across stores, supply chain, and the company's home office. She will also be responsible for team relations, recruiting, learning and development, compensation and benefits, and talent operations. 

Evanson has more than 20 years of experience in the retail industry. Starting at Marshall Field's, she worked her way through positions in stores, finance, HR, and merchandising. In 2000, she took up HR roles at Target, eventually becoming the director of executive compensation and retirement plans. In 2009, she joined J.C. Penney and most recently served as vice president of compensation, benefits, and talent operations.

"Brynn is a proven leader with a deep understanding of the employee culture at jcpenney," said Ullman. "With nearly 120,000 team members across the country, her knowledge and expertise will be instrumental to our success as we move the Company forward." 

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