Pier 1 names interim CFO

Pier 1 Imports, Inc. (NYSE:PIR) has named an interim chief financial officer, the Fort Worth retailer announced Oct. 2.

Effective Oct. 4, Darla D. Ramirez, 55, the company’s vice president, controller and principal accounting officer, has been named interim chief financial officer in conjunction with the previously announced departure of Jeffrey N. Boyer, executive vice president and CFO, effective Oct. 3.

Ramirez joined Pier 1 Imports in 2005, where she has held positions of increasing responsibility within the finance organization, including director of finance and director of accounting operations. In 2011, Ramirez was named vice president, controller and principal accounting officer of Pier 1 Imports. Earlier in her career, she held financial roles in the media industry, most recently as corporate controller for Lionheart Newspapers LLC. Ramirez earned a BBA in Accounting from the University of Texas at Arlington.

Until a permanent CFO is appointed, Jeffrey K. Webb, vice president of financial planning and analysis, will report to the company’s President and CEO, Alasdair James.