Special to the MBJ
PEARL, Mississippi — The Outlets of Mississippi has hired Kathy Hackshaw, a 20-year veteran in the field of retail property management, to direct the state’s largest outlet shopping destination, which is scheduled to open Nov. 14.
The Outlets also announced three other members of its management team in a news release Tuesday. Angela Shepard will be director of marketing, Tony Boys is director of operations, and Angie Crawford is director of lease administration at the 325,000-square-foot, 80-store outlet on Interstate 20 in Pearl.
“We have selected a talented and driven outlet center management team that brings a wealth of proven experience to the Outlets of Mississippi,” Jason Voyles, president, Spectrum Capital said in the news release. “We welcome each member and look forward to their many contributions as we prepare for our grand opening weekend, first holiday shopping season and beyond.”
Hackshaw is experienced in asset management, budget allocation, policy and procedure creation and marketing. She will be responsible for property operations, budget administration, tenant communications and staff management. Hackshaw’s career experience includes executive positions with Tanger Outlets, JTS Realty, O & S Holdings and Chelsea Property Group. She earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in History from Wake Forest University.
Shepard most recently served as Director of Development and Public Relations at the Jackson Zoo where she worked to increase both annual giving and public visibility. She will be responsible for all Outlets of Mississippi marketing initiatives including advertising, public relations, interactive and social communications, special events and tourism marketing with the goal of driving consumer traffic and merchant sales. Shepard earned her Master of Business Administration and Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Mississippi State University.
Boyd will oversee all daily working functions at the Outlets of Mississippi including security, maintenance, janitorial services and landscaping. He brings 25 years of experience in a variety of commercial property maintenance settings to the outlet shopping destination. Boyd most recently served as Facilities and Operations Technician at Trademark Properties where he managed daily operation needs for a collection of properties including office complexes, mixed-use facilities and shopping centers. Boyd served in the United States Marine Corps for six years.
Crawford is a financial professional charged with the execution, processing and management of tenant lease agreements. She comes to the Outlets of Mississippi from Parkway Properties where she was responsible for the review and processing of commercial leases, management of capital improvement efforts and staff training in standard operating procedures for a real estate portfolio consisting of 85 properties. Results-oriented and skilled in delivering superior customer service, Crawford earned her Associates degree in business administration from Hinds Community College.
Outlets of Mississippi features a collection of more than 80 leading designer and name brands including Saks Fifth Avenue OFF 5TH, COACH FACTORY, Michael Kors, Banana Republic Factory Store, Gap Factory Store, J.Crew, Cole Haan, Anny Taylor, BCBG Max Azria, LOFT, Chico’s Outlet, White House/Black Market, Levi’s, adidas, Nike Factory Store and Under Armour, among many more, which offer everyday savings of up to 65 percent off regular retail prices.