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RadioShack Names Telvin P. Jeffries as Executive Vice President of Human Resources

Texas Business reports: FORT WORTH—RadioShack Corporation named Telvin P. Jeffries as executive vice president and chief human resources officer and general manager of retail services, effective Aug. 1, 2012.

Jeffries will report to Jim Gooch, chief executive of RadioShack Corp.

As the company's human resources leader, Jeffries's responsibilities will include overall direction of RadioShack's strategies and policies for human capital management. In addition, he will serve as the general manager of RadioShack's retail services unit, which includes the company's kiosk business that primarily comprises the Target Mobile centers.

“It's a privilege to welcome Telvin to our senior leadership team,” Gooch said in a prepared statement. “Telvin brings over two decades of retail experience with a highly regarded U.S. retailing organization. I expect his deep experience in recruiting, training, professional development, employee engagement and other HR disciplines will make a meaningful impact across our company's culture.”

Jeffries is a 20-year veteran of Kohl's Corporation, based in Menomenee Falls, Wis., which operates nearly 1,100 Kohl's department stores in 49 states. Jeffries held progressive responsibilities at Kohl's, including assistant store manager (1993–1994), director of executive recruiting (1994–1996), vice president of corporate human resources (1996–1999), senior vice president of corporate human resources (1999–2003), and his most recent role, executive vice president of human resources, since 2003.

A resident of Wisconsin, Jeffries's not-for-profit leadership includes service on the boards for Teen Challenge of Wisconsin, Covenant-Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare System of Wisconsin and several faith-based service organizations.

RadioShack employs approximately 34,000 employees. Radio Shack's retail network includes approximately 4,700 company-operated stores in the United States and Mexico, 1,500 wireless phone centers in the United States, and approximately 1,100 dealer and other outlets worldwide.