Westlake Village, CA – Guitar Center, the world’s largest musical instrument retailer, announces that Anne Buchanan has been appointed as Senior Vice President of Human Resources and Chief Human Resources Officer. In her role, Anne will assume responsibility for leading the human resources strategy and enabling Guitar Center to attract, motivate, develop and retain a diverse and inclusive workforce.
Anne joins Guitar Center from Global Brands Group (GBG), where she led the human resources strategy for the fashion and retail business, including a retail store fleet of over 350 stores and corporate operations for multiple apparel brands: BCBG, BCBGeneration, BEBE, Herve Leger, Joe's Jeans, and Juicy Couture.
Prior to GBG, Anne served as the SVP Human Resources for BCBG Max Azria Group, where she worked for over a decade creating, developing and innovating the human resources strategy. Over the years she has also served in various Human Resources roles with Smile Brands, a national healthcare company, and Cadence Design Systems, which specialized in electronic design automation.
“We’re honored to welcome Anne to the Guitar Center family. I’m confident that her enthusiasm, expertise, and understanding of our long-term business goals will further develop Guitar Center’s amazing culture and bright future ahead.” – Ron Japinga, CEO of Guitar Center Inc.