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February 23, 2012

Getty Appoints New Head of Retail Operations



Julie Jaskol
Getty Communications
(310) 440-7607

LOS ANGELES—The J. Paul Getty Trust announced today the appointment of Thomas Stewart as Head of Merchandise Development and Retail Store Operations. He will be responsible for the strategic development, presentation and sale of merchandise for all Getty stores, including the creation of exclusive products.

Before coming to the Getty, Stewart served as Merchandise and Brand Manager for Spilo Worldwide, a leading manufacturer, importer and international distributor, where he was responsible for more than 100 brands and created marketing promotions for catalog and e-commerce. Prior to that, he provided product development and global factory-sourcing solutions for clients including Gump’s, Sur La Table, and Coco de Mer.

Stewart also served as Merchandising Manager for the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, and has worked in merchandising, buying, and product development for companies including Teleflora, Smith & Hawken, Bonwit Teller, Conran’s Habitat, Jordan Marsh and the J. Paul Getty Museum.

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