BIRMINGHAM, ALABAMA (March 30, 2022) – Hibbett, Inc., announced two industry veterans have been promoted to the Senior Vice President level. Mike McAbee has been promoted from VP, Supply Chain & Store Development to SVP in the same department and Stephani Smith has been promoted from VP/GMM of Women’s to SVP, Merchandising.
“I am proud to announce the promotions of two key contributors from our supply chain and merchandising teams,” said Jared Briskin, EVP, Merchandising, Hibbett. “I am confident that both Mike and Stephani’s extensive enterprise knowledge and skilled leadership will enable us to continue to exceed customer expectations and provide the most relevant on trend assortment and customized shopping experience of any retailer in our category.”
In his new role as SVP, Supply Chain & Store Development, McAbee will focus on furthering the Hibbett | City Gear store development strategy and Supply Chain Network to enable future growth. McAbee joined Hibbett in 2002 and over two decades has had success in multiple leadership roles in Planning, Inventory Management, Supply Chain and Store Development.
In her newest role as SVP, Merchandising, Smith will focus on furthering brand partnerships with oversight of Buying Operations across Men’s, Women’s, Kid’s and City Gear businesses. Smith joined Hibbett in 2020 as VP/GMM of Women’s after 27 years with Nike in North America, Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Her previous experience includes Sales and Merchandising, along with General Management at both Nike and Converse.