BIRMINGHAM, Ala.-- Hibbett Sports, Inc. (NASDAQ/GS: HIBB), a sporting goods retailer, today announced that Jane Aggers has been appointed to the Company’s Board of Directors, bringing the Board’s current membership to eight directors.
Mickey Newsome, Executive Chairman, stated, “Jane Aggers’ nearly 40 years of retailing experience adds additional depth to the already diverse experience of our Board of Directors. The insights gained during her leadership of publicly traded Hancock Fabrics should also be a benefit to our continued success. We look forward to Jane’s input and guidance.”
Ms. Aggers has served as President, Chief Executive Officer and a member of the Board of Directors of Hancock Fabrics since 2005. Prior to that time, her experience included serving as Co-Founder of MMI, a marketing and business consulting firm, 24 years in various executive and merchandising roles at Jo-Ann Stores, and as a buyer with The Higbee Company. She has previously served on the Boards of Moto Photo, Inc., the Shannon Rodgers and Jerry Silverman School of Design at Kent State University, and as a Trustee for the Cleveland Institute of Music. Ms. Aggers graduated from Bowling Green State University.
Hibbett Sports, Inc. operates sporting goods stores in small to mid-sized markets, predominately in the Southeast, Southwest, Mid-Atlantic and the lower Midwest regions of the United States. The Company’s primary store format is Hibbett Sports, a 5,000-square-foot store located in strip centers and enclosed malls.
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