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Macy's AP Pyramid Grows and Evolves for 2021

10 New Field Directors - New Dir. of Central Investigations Position

Macy's Asset Protection Team is committed to protecting the Macy's brand and improving profit. We are business professionals who believe that integrity above reproach, strength through diversity, ingenuity, and a passion to be the best, are the key drivers to our success.

Macy's Inc. Asset Protection, led by Vice President of Asset Protection Operations and Strategy Joe Coll, leads all AP efforts for Macy's, including Macy's Department Stores, Market by Macy's, Macy's Backstage, Supply Chain Asset Protection, and Fraud Strategies, for both .com and in-store locations.

Macy's is excited to announce the addition of 10 newly created field Director positions, a newly created Director of Central Investigations position, and a reorganization of the AP pyramid for 2021. Directly reporting to Joe Coll will be:

Senior Director, Asset Protection Dave Rogers, will have responsibility for Field AP Teams, AP Training, and Compliance. Reporting to Dave will be Tobbie West, Director of AP Training and Compliance and the 10 newly added Market Leader of AP roles.

The new MLAPs include:

Richele Callender, Market Leader, AP, Long Island/Metro & New England

Kevin Watson
, Market Leader, AP, New Jersey Central, Philadelphia & NY/CT

Kevin Uhe
, Market Leader, AP, San Jose/Central Valley & North Bay/Sacramento

Nicole Lauf-Smith
, Market Leader, AP, Oregon/Colorado/Utah & Washington/Idaho

James Greathouse
, Market Leader, AP, Pitt/NOVA, DC/MD & NC/VA/TN

Fritzner Nelson
, Market Leader, AP, South Florida, Central Florida & GA/AL

Albert Ortiz
, Market Leader, AP, LA North & LA South

James Franks
, Market Leader, AP, Houston/LA & SA/Austin/Dallas/OK

Antonio Harris
, Market Leader, AP, Ohio/Indiana, Minneapolis/Michigan, Illinois/Missouri/Kansas

- Orange County/Hawaii, San Diego/AZ/NV

Senior Director, Investigations Chris DeSantis will have responsibility for Field Investigations, Central Investigations, and Organized Retail Crime. Reporting to Chris will be Director of ORC Joe Kinsey, Director of Field Investigations Chase Seitz, and recently promoted Director of Central Investigations Bernie Bulos, along with the East Coast Senior Investigators.

Central Directors of AP Operations and Strategy Jamie Van Dusen and Aleksey Prezenchuk, Director of AP Technology Tom Smith, Director of AP Operations and Admin Steve Boarman, Director of Supply Chain AP Bob Chunko, Director of Credit Fraud Strategies and Analysis Paul Woosley will all report to Joe Coll.

Reporting into Bob Chunko will be Steve Carrillo, Director, Supply Chain AP. Reporting into Paul Woosley will be Gary Novello, Director of Fraud.

The new Market Leaders, Asset Protection:

Richele Callender - Long Island/New England
Richele Callender joined the Macy's Team as a District Manager of Investigations for Long Island in June of 2018 and most recently held the position of Senior Investigator for Long Island-Metro. Richele has over 15 years of AP experience and worked for other retailers such as Target, JCPenney and Gap Brands. She received a Master's Degree in Criminal Justice Leadership from St. John's University, New York.

Kevin Watson - New Jersey/Philadelphia/NY State/CT
Kevin has been with Macy's since 1999 and was most recently the General Store Manager of the Concord, DE location. Kevin was District Director of Ops and AP in Philly for 2 years, District Director of AP for DMVN-Philly for 5 years and District Manager of Investigations for 2 years. He lives in Wilmington, DE his wife, 4 children and dog.

Kevin Uhe - North Bay/Sacramento/Central Valley/San Jose
Kevin joined Macys over 15 years ago. Through his career he has held positions of increasing responsibilities including Asset Protection Manager, District Manager of Investigations, Market Director of Ops/AP - Northern/Eastern Washington, District Director of Ops/AP - NorthBay/Sacramento and most recently Union Square Ops/AP Director. Outside of work, Kevin enjoys spending time with his wife Toni and their son Jack.

Nicole Lauf-Smith - Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Utah, Colorado
Nicole came to Macy's in 2015 from Sears Holdings Co. and has over 12 years AP experience. She has held various store level AP Executive, Operations, and MBA roles in the states of Washington, New York, and New Jersey. Most recently I was a Senior Investigator in the Philly/New Jersey Central area. My family and I are currently in the process of relocating from the Philadelphia area to Seattle.

James Greathouse - NC/TN/VA, DC/MD, Pitt/NOVA
James has been with Macy's for 26 years in progressive roles in both Asset Protection, Investigations, Operations, and Stores in the Pittsburgh Market. James has been a District Manager of Investigations, a District Director of AP, a District Director of Operations and AP, and most recently a Store Manager.

Fritzner Nelson - GA/AL/FL
Fritz has been with Macy's over 20 years, most recently as an Operations Director at Macy's Herald Square. He has had previous roles in AP, as a District Manager of Investigations, Market Director and Central AP Director. Fritz graduated from the City University of New York with a bachelor's degree in Biology.

Albert Ortiz - LA North/South
Albert has been with Macy's for over 17 years, most recently as the Senior Investigator in LA South. Albert graduated from California State University, Long Beach with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration-Finance. When not at work Albert keeps busy being a dad, enjoying outdoors adventures with his family along with their latest addition husky puppy Gigi, and rooting for his favorite LA sports teams.

James Franks - Texas/OK/LA

James is a University of Texas graduate and has been with the Macy's for 19 years. The first 13 years were spent in Asset Protection and included time as a Regional LP Trainer in the former South Central Region and then a DDAP in the Northeast Region. He moved back to Texas in 2015 and was a District Operations Director and Store Manager in Austin before coming back to San Antonio as an OAPM and then OVM in our North Star location.

Antonio Harris - OH/IN, MN/MI, IL/MO/KS
Antonio Harris is returning to Macy's after 1 year at Luxottica as a Regional Manager of Investigations. Previously, Antonio held progressive assignments in Macy's Asset Protection, ranging from District Director of AP, Regional Director of Investigations, and Vice President - Public Affairs Monitor. Antonio graduated from University of Houston-Downtown, with a Bachelors of Business Administration.

Congratulations to the entire Macy's Asset Protection Team!