JC Penney store at Holiday Village Mall in Great Falls
Construction of the Hobby Lobby and PetSmart stores in the area once occupied by Sears
GREAT FALLS -
Kaylene Kershner has been named as the new general manager of Holiday Village Mall in Great Falls.
The announcement was made on Wednesday by announced mall owner GK Development, Inc.
Kershner said, “I’m excited about the opportunity to lead a regional shopping center where two new national retailers will soon be opening. One of my first priorities is personally meeting every store manager and owner in an ongoing effort to support their success.”
Among the most visible tasks before Kershner is overseeing the construction of the Hobby Lobby and PetSmart stores in the area once occupied by Sears; both stores are scheduled to open this summer.
Kershner is a native of the Great Falls area, and worked as a specialty leasing representative for mall from 2009 to 2015.
Garo Kholamian, president of GK Development, said in a press release, “Kaylene’s depth of experience in leasing, management and merchant relations will be instrumental in the ongoing evolution of Holiday Village Mall. She brings strong management skills and a hands-on understanding of today’s retail environment. We’re confident that her expertise will reinforce Holiday Village’s position as the preferred retail destination for consumers in Central Montana.”
Kershner succeeds Shane Etzwiler as the mall manager; Etzwiler left several months ago and is now the CEO of the Great Falls Area Chamber of Commerce.