Friday, June 18, 2010

Rosalind "Roz" Thompson Named Senior Vice-President, Human Resources at Borders

Rosalind Thompson Appointed Senior Vice President, Human Resources, Borders Group, Inc.

ANN ARBOR, Mich.June 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Borders Group, Inc. (NYSE: BGP
Rosalind (Roz) Thompson has been named Senior Vice President, Human Resources for Borders Group, effective July 6.
"Roz is a strong leader with an outstanding ability to develop a culture of highly talented and focused employees. She's adept at integrating human resources strategy with business plan objectives to create a competitive advantage. I look forward to the many contributions I know she will make as the leader of our HR organization," continued Edwards.
Thompson, 60, brings more than 35 years of experience leading HR organizations in multi-billion dollar retail companies to her new role at Borders. Prior to joining the company, she was most recently a principal at Orange Hill Associates, an HR consultancy she established in 2007. Prior to starting her own business, Thompson served as Chief Human Resources Officer for apparel retailer Dots LLC, where she led a fully integrated P&L and managed the strategic planning of the company's key initiatives. Before joining Dots, Thompson was with Jo-Ann Stores from 1992 through 2005, starting first as Senior Vice President, HR and progressing into the role of Executive Vice President, HR. While at Jo-Ann, Thompson was recognized for her ability to successfully develop the talents and abilities needed within the organization to ensure the company's growth. Earlier in her career, Thompson also held HR positions at Lane Bryant, Lucky Supermarkets and Wallpapers To Go.
During the 2009-2010 school year, Thompson held the endowed teaching position of Goodyear Executive Professor at Kent State University. She earned a bachelor's degree in sociology and psychology from Carroll College in Waukesha, Wis.  
About Borders Group, Inc.
Headquartered in Ann Arbor, Mich., Borders Group, Inc. (NYSE: BGP) is a leading specialty retailer of books as well as other educational and entertainment items. The company employs approximately 19,500 throughout the U.S., primarily in its Borders® and Waldenbooks® stores. Online shopping is offered through Find author interviews and vibrant discussions of the products we and our customers are passionate about online at For more information about the company, visit

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