Cincinnati – Locally based Federated Department Stores Inc. recently announced a change in executive management at its Atlanta-based Rich's/Lazarus/Goldsmith's (RLG) division. Ron Klein, who currently serves as executive vice-chairman of Macy's East, has been named chairman and CEO of RLG.

Klein previously served as chairman of Federated’s Stern's division from January 1999 until its closing earlier this year. In his new position, he joins David L. Nichols, president and COO of RLG, which operates 78 stores in nine Southeastern and Midwestern states.