George Goldfarb, president and chief executive officer of Maurices, announced his retirement Tuesday, and has accepted the role of chairman emeritus for the Duluth-based clothing company.

“It’s been such an honor to lead Maurices," Goldfarb said. "It is an unbelievable brand, with a winning track record, even during a global pandemic. I attribute that success to our seasoned leadership team and talented associates. David’s experience will enable continued success for the brand and his authentic style will fit seamlessly into the organization and community."

David Kornberg will become president and CEO of Maurices on March 15. In his new role, Goldfarb will step away from his daily responsibilities and join the company's board of directors.

“We are so pleased that George will join the Maurices board of directors," said Jeff Kirwan, executive chairman. "He has spent the last 36 years, 10 of which as president and CEO, building and shaping this amazing business. This transition is a win-win allowing George to move closer to his retirement goals while still supporting the business.”

Kornberg has experience with brands including Marks & Spencer, Disney and Express, where he spent 20 years shaping the brand and culture, most recently as president and CEO.

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"David has a deep understanding of the consumer and is recognized as a customer and people-centric leader," Kirwan said. "Although George’s shoes will be tough to fill, we are very confident that David is the right successor.”