Title: President of Republic Industries Inc. effective Jan. 1
Current position: Senior executive vice president and general manager of marketing for Sears, Roebuck & Co. since 1993
Experience: CEO, Nielsen Marketing Research; executive vice president, Wells, Rich, Greene advertising agency; senior vice president of marketing and sales, Pepsi-Cola Co.; brand manager, Procter & Gamble Co.
Activities: Chairman, Association of National Advertisers; vice chairman, Advertising Council
Honors: Elected in 1997 to the Retail Marketing Hall of Fame; ranked on Advertising Age's Power 50 list for the past four years
Personal: Married Janet Smith, vice president of advertising for USA Today, Oct. 17, 1998