H. Michael Hecht, president of the Broadway-Southern California, will become chairman and chief executive March 15, replacing M. W. Proudfoot, who is retiring, the chain's parent company said Monday.
Carter Hawley Hale Stores, based in Los Angeles, also announced that Richard Clayton will become president of the 41-store chain, moving from his post as executive vice president-finance and operations of the company's Emporium Capwell division in San Francisco.
Hecht, 46, joined the Broadway in 1975 as executive vice president-merchandising and sales promotion and was named to his current post in February, 1984. Clayton, 44, has been at Emporium Capwell since 1981.
In 34 years at Carter Hawley Hale, Proudfoot, 65, worked at a variety of divisions before being named chairman of the Southern California Broadway stores in February, 1984.