Tim Adair, who joined Neiman Marcus in 2001, has been named general manager of the luxury retailer's flagship store downtown. (Photo courtesy of Neiman Marcus)


New GM Named at Neiman Marcus’ Flagship Store Downtown

The retirement of VP/GM Jeff Byron triggered the promotion of Tim Adair.

An assistant general manager has been promoted to run Neiman Marcus’ flagship store in downtown Dallas following the retirement of Jeff Byron, who’d been the store’s general manager for the last four years.

Byron “retired as of [July 27], and Tim Adair was named [on Aug. 2] as vice president, general manager of Neiman Marcus Downtown,” said Mimi Crume Sterling, vice president/corporate communications and public relations for the Dallas-based luxury retailer.

Adair joined Neiman Marcus in 2001 as a sales associate in the downtown store. He was enrolled in the company’s executive development program and eventually became an assistant buyer in the beauty division. Later, he worked in the Neiman Marcus Fort Worth store. After starting there as an assistant human resource manager and selling manager, he was promoted after six years to assistant general manager. He remained in that position for two and half years before returning to the Neiman’s store in downtown Dallas, where he most recently was the assistant general manager.

The sixtyish Byron, who’s been in the luxury retailing business for nearly four decades, joined Neiman Marcus in 2013 after serving as vice president and general manager of Saks Fifth Avenue in Chicago. He replaced Shelle Sills, who’d managed Neiman’s flagship store since 1999.