ST. LOUIS (KSDK) - A local businesswoman has been named CEO of Build-A-Bear Workshop.

Sharon Price John, former president of the Stride Rite Children's Group, will replace Maxine Clark, who announced her retirement in January.

Clark says John has more than 20 years of experience growing children's brands, including at Hasbro and Mattel.

John, along with her husband and three children, will relocate from Boston to St. Louis.

Clark plans to stay on as a member of the company's Board of Directors.