Kearney Buckle Welcomes New Store Manager

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May 03, 2022
Contact: Callie Metz, Marketing
The Buckle, Inc.
(308) 238-2606
Kearney Buckle Welcomes New Store Manager
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (Kearney, NE) – Denim destination and specialty retailer, The Buckle, Inc.(Buckle), names Elm Creek-native, Britney Zakrzewski, Store Manager of the Kearney Buckle store located at the Hilltop Mall.

Having been with the Company for over 17 years, Britney comes from Buckle’s Columbus, Neb. store where she was the Store Manager for 10 years. In addition to her time as Store Manager in Columbus, Britney has been an Area Manager the past six years, overseeing four additional retail store locations.
“We are thrilled to have Britney back in the area, managing our Kearney store,” stated Jim Kolbo, Buckle District Manager. “I remember meeting Britney her first day on the floor in our Kearney store as a newly 16-year-oldand part-time teammate. You could tell from that first interaction that she was going to do great things and had the drive and can-do attitude for this business. We were lucky to have her then and still today appreciate her hard work, upbeat personality, and dedication to her teammates and guests. We can’t wait for her to meet and shop with our Kearney and surrounding area guests.”

Britney’s journey with Buckle began on her 16thbirthday, in the Kearney store, where she interviewed for a part-time sales position. Working through high school, she later transferred to the Sioux City, Iowa store where she worked as a part-time floor leader while attending college. Graduating with a major in Biology, Britney had plans to become a Dentist –her personality and love for Buckle had other plans. Realizing her true passions, she continued down Buckle’s career path which led her to managing her first store in Columbus.

“People can’t talk to you when they have their mouths open with dental tools inside,” Britney said. “That’s not me. I love people. I love talking with people and truly enjoy getting to know them and building relationships. That’s tough when sitting in a dental chair!”

Britney’s first day in the Kearney Buckle store was Monday, May 2. Former Store Manager, Kasha Johnson, recently chose a new career path after having been with Buckle for15 years.

“Kasha was an outstanding Buckle teammate with a smile and personality that could brighten any room. Her mentorship and natural ability for helping guests will be missed,” stated Buckle President and CEO, Dennis Nelson. “We wish her well and much success in the future. Additionally, we are eager to welcome Britney back to Kearney and know the level of service she brings her guests will exceed all expectations.”

Plans continue to be underway for the Kearney Buckle relocation within the mall with store construction targeted to begin at the end of May. The new, exterior storefront location is projected to open mid-to-late fall of 2022.
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About The Buckle, Inc.
Offering a unique mix of high-quality, on-trend apparel, accessories, and footwear, Buckle caters to fashion-conscious men, women, and youth. Known as a denim destination, each store carries a wide selection of fits, styles, and finishes from leading denim brands, including the Company’s exclusive brand, BKE. Headquartered in Kearney, Nebraska, Buckle currently operates 439retail stores in 42 states.
Callie Metz, Senior Manager, Brand Marketing, (308) 238-2606