Hot Topic names CEO Lisa Harper as chairwoman

CITY OF INDUSTRY, Calif. (AP) ? Teen retailer Hot Topic Inc. said Friday that its CEO, Lisa Harper, has also been named its board chairwoman.

Former chairman Bruce Quinnell will stay on as chairman of Hot Topic’s audit committee, but he will not seek re-election to the board when his term ends in June, the company said.

The company also said Matthew Drapkin was named lead director. A call to the company for further details was not immediately returned.