Avila Retail has named Karen Hardy as its chief financial officer. Hardy will be in charge of Albuquerque-based Avila Retail’s financial operations, which encompass the management of its accounting, finance, software integration, audits, contracts, and corporate tax returns.
Hardy previously was vice president of business development for LS Travel Retail (now Paradies Lagardère). In total, she has more than 30 years of experience in financial leadership positions, including stints at Delstar Companies, Inc. and Brown Evans Distributing Co.
“We are excited to have Karen join our team,” writes Avila Retail CEO Teresa Curl. “With the recent addition of 10 new stores in the Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport, Karen’s experience is an excellent match to the needs of our growing company.”
Avila Retail operates 26 stores in Albuquerque, Denver, Phoenix, and San Francisco airports. Their signature concepts include galleries, regional gift stores, and newsstands.