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Michaels Stores, Inc., the specialty retailer of arts, crafts, framing, floral, wall décor, and seasonal merchandise, announced that Brian C. Cornell has been named Chief Executive Officer of the company, effective June 4, 2007.

Cornell most recently served as Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer of Safeway, Inc., where he had responsibility for the merchandising, marketing, manufacturing, supply chain and online business.
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