Michael Francis will be Gap's first marketing creative adviser, Advertising Age reports. He will officially join the San Francisco-based retail chain next week.
In June, he abruptly left J.C. Penney after only eight and a half months as president. Before joining the struggling Texas-based department chain, he was the chief marketing officer for Minneapolis-based Target.
J.C. Penny CEO Ron Johnson, Target's former vice president of merchandising, lured Francis after he became the new chief executive officer in June 2011.