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Dallas Market announces new VP leasing

Neiman Marcus veteran Mary Wenner is new executive vice president of leasing, to lead leasing across all divisions

Dallas Market Center announces Mary Wenner has joined the company as Executive Vice President of Leasing, responsible for leasing strategy across all divisions.

Wenner joins Dallas Market Center from Neiman Marcus, where she held numerous leadership positions most recently as vice president of omni-channel merchandise planning for e-commerce, stores and catalog. She previously served Neiman Marcus as vice president of direct merchandise planning for e-commerce and catalogue, as director of merchant systems development, and as assistant general manager for the Houston location. She began her career as a planner and then as a buyer.

Mary reports to president and CEO Cindy Morris. Executive VP Eva Walsh will transition to lead new business and retail development and to identify and implement business growth and buyer delivery strategies.

“Mary’s remarkable experience in merchandising and planning, team building and new market expansion will be a tremendous asset,” said Cindy Morris, president and CEO. “Our trajectory in gift, home, and fashion will benefit greatly from her retail intelligence and leadership capabilities.”

Mary joins Dallas Market Center amid unprecedented growth in home décor and a flourishing daily business serving the interior design community as evidenced by the development of the Interior Home + Design Center opening in June. In addition, Dallas Market Center is the largest residential lighting marketplace in North America, a leading marketplace for thousands of gift manufacturers, the most comprehensive apparel and accessories marketplace in the U.S., the fastest growing housewares marketplace, and the home of leading holiday and floral resources.

Dallas Market Center serves retailers and interior designers from all 50 states and 85 countries and is located in the strongest economic zone in the country. Texas consistently ranks #1 in the U.S. in housing growth, #1 in consumer confidence, and recently reached a record $42.5 billion in annual retail sales. In addition, 80% of Dallas Market Center buyers report that they do not shop other market centers.

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