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May 2022

Belk Inc. Appoints President Don Hendricks as Interim CEO

Belk Inc. announced that President Don Hendricks has been appointed interim CEO, effective May 16, 2022. Don takes over for Nir Patel, who is leaving the company to pursue other opportunities. As president and chief operating officer, he was instrumental in guiding the company through the ongoing unpredictability of the COVID-19 pandemic and spearheaded initiatives to improve the company’s omnichannel capabilities. He joined Belk in 2016 as COO before taking on store management in 2019 and being named president in 2020. Before joining Belk, Don worked as the chief information officer and COO at Gymboree, Hot Topic, and Torrid.

Belk, Inc. is an American department store chain founded in 1888 by William Henry Belk in Monroe, North Carolina, with nearly 300 locations in 16 states.

Belk’s peak revenue was $3.7B in 2021.