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Could 11: Puma SE has appointed Héloïse Temple-Boyer because the chair of its supervisory board. Temple-Boyer, a board member since 2019, succeeds Jean-François Palus who resigned from the position. “It’s an honor for me to succeed Jean-François Palus within the accountable place of chair of the supervisory board,” mentioned Temple-Boyer in a press release. “It is usually resulting from him that Puma is properly positioned and properly ready for the challenges of the long run. For this, he deserves our thanks on behalf of the complete supervisory board.”

Could 11, 2022: JCPenney has tapped John Aylward as its new chief advertising and marketing officer, efficient June 6. Aylward assumes the position as the corporate focuses on strengthening loyalty amongst its 50 million consumers and transforms the way it connects with clients. Aylward will assist advance the corporate’s omnichannel technique to ship a contemporary, seamless expertise throughout shops and digital. He’ll lead the advertising and marketing technique, inventive, visible merchandising and retailer design, and buyer engagement groups. Aylward joins the corporate from CARE, the worldwide nonprofit devoted to ending poverty, w. he served as CMO for 5 years. He has been a marketer within the U.S. and internationally for main manufacturers together with HSN, DSW, Starbucks and Hole. “John will assist fulfill our potential at this pivotal second when JCPenney stands alone as a one-stop retailer,” CEO Marc Rosen mentioned in a press release. “Moreover, John’s ardour for purpose-driven work can be an essential asset as we proceed to offer choices that promote inclusivity and rejoice the variety of our clients.”

Could 6, 2022: After greater than 30 years at Macy’s, longtime government Durand Guion is stepping down as VP of the shop’s style workplace. He’ll be part of Honest Harbor, a rising sustainable swimwear model, within the newly created position of SVP and artistic director. In response to a report from FN’s sister publication WWD, he’ll work carefully with cofounders and siblings Caroline and Jake Danehy as they work to construct Honest Harbor right into a full way of life model by including quite a lot of classes, opening retail shops, and increasing its wholesale presence. Guion confirmed the transfer on . on Friday. Guion joined Macy’s in 1990 as a gross sales supervisor of style equipment within the Union Sq. flagship in San Francisco. He was promoted to affiliate purchaser of males’s equipment two years later and spent 14 years as VP and style director of males’s and youngsters’s, working carefully with Jeff Gennette, who had been GMM of menswear for the San Francisco-based division, and who’s now chairman and CEO of Macy’s. Guion relocated to New York and was named head of the style workplace, overseeing each males’s and girls’s, in 2018.

Honest Harbor founders Jake and Caroline Danehy with Durand Guion (proper).

CREDIT: Honest Harbor

Could 3, 2022: Eddie Bauer has tapped designer Christopher Bevans as its new inventive director. In his new position, Bevans will carry his expertise in sportswear and textiles to affect the general line of merchandise that stability technical innovation and present traits, the model mentioned in a press release. Bevans, a member of the CFDA, has been acknowledged for his work with Dyne by incomes the 2017 Woolmark Innovation Prize and being named a 2017 CFDA/Vogue Trend Fund finalist. He additionally serves as senior inventive lead at Shopify w. he works carefully with rising style trade entrepreneurs. Bevans started his profession in New York Metropolis, apprenticing at a neighborhood tailoring home of which he turned the proprietor on the age of 19. His roots as an professional tailor developed right into a ardour that carried him to positions with high manufacturers comparable to Billionaire Boys Membership, Head, Sean John, Yeezy, Smithsonian, New York Cosmos and the MacArthur Basis. From 2003 to 2007, he was design director of ’s Blue Ribbon Sports activities Division, and was instrumental in initiating Roger Federer’s now-famous “RF” brand. In 2013, he was named a Massachusetts Institute of Know-how Media Lab Director’s Fellow.

Christopher Bevans, Eddie Bauer

Christopher Bevans

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Could 3, 2022: The American Attire & Footwear Affiliation (AAFA) has promoted 11-year trade veteran Corinne Suder to guide its occasions and programming division as VP, efficient June 13. Suder brings alongside 25 years of affiliation assembly planning expertise to the position as she advances from senior director at AAFA. She is going to preside over a portfolio of a number of dozen annual occasions and webinars. The division will proceed to speed up priorities and have interaction members by means of collaborative conferences, webinars, and a hybrid calendar of digital and in-person content material, the AAFA mentioned in a press release. Suder takes over from Susan Lapetina, who departed the group after 23 years of service. Her final day as SVP with the affiliation can be June 10. “We’re deeply indebted to Susan’s imaginative and prescient and dedication in establishing the affiliation’s world-renowned training programming and particular occasions portfolios. Her outsized contributions are cherished,” mentioned AAFA president and CEO Steve Lamar. “Corinne will stick with it this legacy with an equally insatiable urge for food to serve members, and imaginative and prescient to guide AAFA programming ahead, and an enthusiasm that’s unmatched.”

Corinne Suder, AAFA

Corinne Suder

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Could 3, 2022: Carhartt has named Kerry Middlemas as VP of enterprise planning. Middlemas joined Carhartt on April 11 and experiences on to Linda Hubbard, Carhartt’s president and chief working officer. Middlemas is liable for delivering demand plans and stock methods throughout the worldwide merchandise assortment and enterprise unit segments. She is going to lead three departments: demand planning (oblique & direct), merchandise & stock planning, and planning operations. Middlemas will work carefully with key cross-functional enterprise companions to outline and execute short-and long-term operational and strategic objectives. Most not too long ago, Middlemas served as VP of forecasting and planning at Tupperware Manufacturers. Previous to that, she spent 17 years in management roles at VF Company, working with The North Face and Nautica, amongst others.

Kerry Middlemas, Carhartt

Kerry Middlemas joins Carhartt as VP of enterprise planning.

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Could 2, 2022: Off-White has its new creative chief. Dazed editor-in-chief Ibrahim Kamara is becoming a member of the label based by the late Virgil Abloh as its new artwork & picture director. In response to Off-White, Kamara will oversee the creative path of the model and can additional develop his affect and perception on the model’s collections, picture, and content material. “Having Ibrahim on board, who has been a part of the Off-White household for years styling our reveals, to supervise artwork and artistic of the model on this subsequent chapter is a superb honor,” Andrea Grilli, Off-White CEO mentioned in a press release. “Together with his expertise and imaginative and prescient, we look ahead to taking over the subsequent chapter of Off-White collectively, at all times remembering the groundbreaking creativity and values that Virgil had at coronary heart and which can be the core of our model.” Earlier than taking the highest job at Dazed, Kamara produced editorials for the likes of i-D, System, Vogue Italia and One other journal. Final yr, Kamara was honored with the Isabella Blow Award for Trend Creator on the British Trend Council’s Trend Awards.

Ibrahim Kamara, Off White

Ibrahim Kamara

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Could 2, 2022: PF Flyers has tapped Lisa Lewis as its new chief advertising and marketing officer. Lewis can be liable for relaunching the model and establishing its place within the sneaker and way of life market. Previous to her most up-to-date position because the chief advertising and marketing officer at Piaggio Quick Ahead, Lewis spent seven years at Sonos Inc. w. she was ultimately appointed as the worldwide head of product collaborations. Her resume additionally consists of performing as model supervisor at Converse for the Chuck Taylor model; serving as head of way of life and music advertising and marketing at Puma; and holding the position of VP of promoting for Keds, w. she was a part of an all-women management staff. Acquired by Kassia Davis in 2021, PF Flyers was beforehand owned and manufactured by New Stability. Based in 1937 by B.F. Goodrich, PF Flyers has been declared one of many authentic American sneaker manufacturers.

Lisa Lewis, CMO, PF Flyers

PF Flyers names Lisa Lewis chief advertising and marketing officer.

CREDIT: Courtesy of PF Flyers

Could 2, 2022: Dickies has appointed Sarah Crockett as the corporate’s new international chief advertising and marketing officer. She is going to report back to Dickies’ international model president, Denny Bruce, and serve on the Dickies government management staff. Crockett joins from Backcountry w. she served as chief advertising and marketing officer overseeing advertising and marketing efforts for the outside retail firm’s North American portfolio of manufacturers. Previous to Backcountry, Crockett served as chief advertising and marketing officer for Burton Snowboards. Crockett has additionally held senior advertising and marketing roles at REI and Vans, a model additionally owned by VF Corp. “As we proceed to deal with international development, I do know Sarah’s experience will assist speed up our enterprise by means of a digital-first mindset as we glance to deepen {our relationships} with shopper communities globally,” Bruce mentioned in a press release. Crockett joins at an thrilling time for Dickies, with the model celebrating its a hundredth anniversary this yr. The model is reaffirming its dedication to its workwear roots, marking its adoption into the approach to life market, and seeking to form the way forward for the subsequent 100 years.

Sarah Crockett, Dickies

Dickies names Sarah Crockett chief advertising and marketing officer.

CREDIT: Courtesy of Dickies

April 27, 2022: Walmart has tapped Kourtney Barrett as its director of office mobility, a newly created position that can deal with supporting workers, guests and the group within the office. In response to her LinkedIn profile, Barrett beforehand co-founded Ladies of OZ NWA, a girls’s mountain biking group. In a LinkedIn put up asserting her new position, Barrett mentioned she is “excited to serve my group on this new and transformative position.”

April 27, 2022: Tapestry, Inc. has employed David L. Casey as its new chief inclusion and social impression officer, efficient Could 16. In response to Tapestry, this newly created place will assist the corporate construct an inclusive tradition and “create an organization that actually displays the variety of its clients, its workers, and the communities it serves.” In his position, Casey can have accountability for persevering with to form and ship Tapestry’s Fairness, Inclusion and Variety technique and can oversee Tapestry’s social impression efforts by means of advocacy, philanthropy, and volunteerism. He’ll report collectively to Joanne Crevoiserat, Tapestry’s CEO, and Sarah Dunn, the corporate’s international human sources officer. Casey joins Tapestry from CVS Well being, w. most not too long ago served as SVP of workforce methods and chief variety officer. He additionally served because the president of the CVS Well being Worker Reduction Fund, a public charity. Beforehand, Casey served because the VP of office tradition and chief variety officer at Anthem.

David Casey, Tapestry

David Casey

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April 26, 2022: Darn Robust Vermont, the efficiency outside and way of life sock maker, has promoted Angelica Taylor to chief working officer. Taylor beforehand served as the corporate’s VP of finance. In her new position, Taylor will oversee and implement methods throughout finance, IT, and enterprise operations for the sock firm. “Having the ability to lead and work alongside such a passionate staff proper . in Vermont has made my total expertise with Darn Robust really feel like dwelling,” Taylor mentioned.

Darn Tough Vermont Angelica Taylor to Chief Operating Officer

Angelica Taylor has been promoted to COO at Darn Robust Vermont

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April 25, 2022: Ortholite has tapped Kristin Kohler Burrows as chief model officer. Within the newly created position for OrthoLite and Cirql — the model’s first EVA plastics-free, recyclable, biodegradable and industrially compostable foam — Burrows will lead the corporate’s company model id technique. She joins OrthoLite from footwear manufacturers together with Converse, Keds, Adidas, Fila and G.H. Bass, and most not too long ago as a administration marketing consultant within the Shopper and Retail Group at Alvarez & Marsal.

April 25, 2022: Brunt Workwear has named Kevin Eskridge as the corporate’s president. On this position, Eskridge will oversee the corporate’s product growth, merchandising, sourcing, and international retail enlargement as Brunt accelerates its speedy development within the fashionable workwear class. Bringing greater than 20 years of trade expertise, Eskridge most not too long ago served because the chief product officer at Beneath Armour w. he spent greater than a decade driving the corporate’s product innovation, channel technique, and worldwide development. Eskridge started his profession at Hole Inc., and in addition was a VP at Armani Trade.

April 21, 2022: Sportswear trade veteran Romano Cinelli has joined The Athlete’s Foot (TAF) as VP and GM of the EuropeCenter East and Africa (EMEA) territories. Beforehand, the manager was VP and GM of Converse EMEA, after spending almost a decade at , w. he was GM of Southern Europe Sportswear. At TAF, Cinelli will oversee all each day enterprise issues, together with advertising and marketing, merchandising, retail operations and model companion administration. Moreover, he’ll develop and implement methods to develop TAF’s retailer portfolio and e-commerce enterprise, and establish alternatives in rising markets.

Romano Cinelli The Athlete's Foot

Romano Cinelli, VP and GM of EMEA for The Athlete’s Foot.

CREDIT: Courtesy of The Athlete’s Foot

April 20, 2022: has named its first chief advertising and marketing officer within the firm’s 23-year historical past. Ginny McCormick joined the e-commerce large this week and brings intensive advertising and marketing expertise within the toy trade. In response to her LinkedIn profile, she most not too long ago was advertising and marketing director of Worldwide Entry Level at Amazon, however beforehand held management positions at Hasbro and Mattel. In her new position, Zappos mentioned McCormick is tasked with “serving to us ship WOW to clients by means of creating enjoyable and fascinating storytelling experiences, and by creating power in our groups by igniting a tradition of ardour, collaboration and experimentation.”

Zappos Ginny McCormick

Ginny McCormick

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April 19, 2022: Centric Manufacturers has tapped Marc Compagnon as its new president of Centric Manufacturers Asia. Compagnon can be primarily based in Hong Kong and can report on to the CEO of Centric Manufacturers, Jason Rabin. In response to Centric Manufacturers, Compagnon will oversee its sourcing transformation, driving alternatives to infuse digital parts into the group’s sourcing technique with a deal with high quality, velocity and effectivity. Compagnon joins Centric Manufacturers with intensive sourcing expertise having spent greater than 20 years at Li & Fung in numerous government and advisory roles. Previous to Li & Fung, he was a companion and chief merchandising officer of Colby Worldwide Restricted. Compagnon’s addition highlights the power of Centric’s government management staff which not too long ago added long-time trade government Tami Fersko as chief operations & provide chain officer.

April 13, 2022: Karen Katz, former president and CEO of Neiman Marcus Group (NMG), has been elected to the board of Intermix, bringing the entire to 6 board members. As CEO of NMG, Katz led the corporate by means of its digital transformation. Amongst her accomplishments have been leveraging Neiman Marcus’ brick-and-mortar presence to launch its omnichannel technique, integrating clients’ on-line and in-store experiences by means of know-how and personalization. After eight years as CEO and 33 years with the corporate in numerous posts, she retired in 2018. Katz serves on three firm boards: Beneath Armour, The RealReal and Humana Healthcare. She additionally spends time as a board member on privately held shopper firm boards and is an advisor to a number of startups within the know-how, service and product areas. She can be the chairman of the board of the Perot Museum of Nature and Science in Dallas.

Karen Katz, Intermix

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April 12, 2022: Walmart Inc. has tapped John Rainey as its new EVP and CFO. Rainey will assume the duties on June 6. Rainey joins Walmart from PayPal w. he at the moment serves as the corporate’s CFO and EVP of worldwide buyer operations. Previous to PayPal, Rainey was EVP and CFO at United Airways, and spent a mixed 18 years between United and Continental Airways. He started his skilled profession at Ernst & Younger LLP.This information comes after the corporate beforehand introduced that Brett Biggs, who at the moment serves as CFO, can be leaving to start a brand new chapter of alternatives in each the for-profit and nonprofit sectors. Biggs will assist the transition to Rainey over the approaching months, remaining within the CFO position till June 6, after which function an advisor till he leaves the corporate on Jan. 31, 2023. As a part of the transition, he may also proceed representing the corporate as a board member on Walmart’s FinTech startup three way partnership with Ribbit Capital.

John Rainey, Walmart

John Rainey will be part of Walmart as its new EVP and CFO in June.

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April 12, 2022: Informa Markets Trend has employed retail veteran Brian Nyilas as visitor merchandiser for its suite of Challenge occasions, a brand new position for the commerce present organizer. In response to Informa, Nyilas will assist strengthen Challenge’s method to merchandising, bringing a brand new perspective that can higher facilitate discovery alternatives for manufacturers. Nyilas brings a mixed 22 years’ price of expertise in conventional and experiential merchandising, having spent 11 years at Los Angeles retailer Fred Segal, with positions of senior males’s purchaser, e-commerce director, and VP of merchandising and enterprise growth. Nyilas left the retailer in November to pursue a males’s shopping for and merchandising marketing consultant position for Revolve and FRWD. Previous to Fred Segal, Nyilas was the director of wholesale at WP Lavori in Corso and gross sales director at BPMW Company and Capsule tradeshow.

Brian Nyilas

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April 8, 2022: Brooks has named the two-time US Olympian Des Linden as its new chief operating advisor. On this position, Linden will assist the operating model conceive and create new merchandise and know-how and can interact runners as a model ambassador.

April 7, 2022: Carhartt has promoted Katrina Agusti to chief .rmation officer. Agusti formally assumed the place on March 28, following the departure of John Hill who beforehand held the position. She is going to report back to on to Linda Hubbard, Carhartt’s president and chief working officer. Agusti can be liable for offering steerage and strategic imaginative and prescient for .rmation know-how and digital efforts, Carhartt mentioned in a press release. Agusti joined Carhartt in 2003 and has held numerous place of accelerating accountability most not too long ago serving as VP of options supply for the corporate. On this place, she oversaw the event of the .rmation know-how (IT) roadmap to allow Carhartt’s company methods. “We now have skilled vital development the previous couple of years at Carhartt, and our IT infrastructure and digital transformation is an more and more essential a part of our shopper expertise,” mentioned Hubbard. “Katrina has been an integral a part of the Carhartt staff for almost 20 years and I’m assured that she’s going to carry invaluable management and technical experience, to this position.”

Katrina Agusti, Carhartt Chief Information Officer

Katrina Agusti

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April 6, 2022: Marquee Manufacturers is increasing its senior management staff. The model administration firm, which owns such manufacturers as Bruno Magli and Ben Sherman, has appointed Heath Golden as chief business and technique officer. Golden will oversee the style way of life, motherhood, and Marquee Manufacturers Join divisions, a newly created place devised to optimize and speed up enterprise development alternatives. Golden joins Marquee Manufacturers from Randa Attire & Equipment (RAA), w. he served as EVP and Chief Monetary & Technique Officer. Throughout his tenure at Randa, Golden drove enterprise development by means of a number of profitable initiatives. He additionally held roles as EVP and chief technique officer of RAA and president of Randa Digital Labs on the firm. Earlier than Randa, Golden held government positions at intimates firm Bendon Group, Hampshire Group. He additionally created Scott James, a up to date menswear model carried by Neiman Marcus, Bloomingdale’s, and two retail shops. Early in his profession, Golden was a company securities lawyer at main legislation companies, together with Willkie Farr & Gallagher and Mintz Levin.

Heath Golden

Heath Golden joins Marquee Manufacturers as chief business and technique officer

CREDIT: Courtesy of Marquee Manufacturers

April 5, 2022: Skechers USA has added Yolanda Macias to its board of administrators. The appointment brings the entire variety of administrators to eight, together with 5 unbiased members, three of whom are girls appointed over the past three years. Macias has been at Cinedigm Leisure Group since 2013, at the moment serving because the chief content material officer w. she oversees international content material acquisitions, along with digital and bodily gross sales and advertising and marketing. Previous to Cinedigm, Macias held numerous positions at Gaiam Inc., Vivendi Leisure, which was a division of Common Music Group, DirecTV, Inc., Technicolor and The Walt Disney Firm. Macias can be at the moment serves on the board of administrators and the manager committee of C5LA, a non-profit group that helps under-resourced youth to enroll and to achieve faculty. She additionally serves on the advisory board for The Digital Leisure Group’s Canon Membership, which is devoted to supporting girls in leisure and know-how.

Yolanda Macias, Skechers

Yolanda Macias joins the board of administrators at Skechers.


April 4, 2022: Saks has tapped Cara Chacon as its first SVP of Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG). Chacon beforehand served for ten years because the VP of social and environmental accountability at Patagonia, Inc. till February 2021. “Bolstering our ESG efforts will allow us to make an much more constructive impression on our trade and communities,” mentioned Saks CEO Marc Metrick. “We’re dedicated to creating a cohesive, considerate method to strengthening our environmental, social and governance efforts throughout all features of our enterprise.”

April 4, 2022: Nester Hosiery, the North Carolina-based sock producer and mum or dad firm of Farm to Toes, introduced in the present day that it has promoted Donna Anderson to VP of finance. Anderson has held the controller place at Nester Hosiery since becoming a member of the corporate in 2016, and previous to Nester Hosiery, she spent greater than 25 years at sock producer Renfro Company.

March 30, 2022: Macy’s, Inc. has named Marie Chandoha, former president and CEO of Charles Schwab Funding Administration, and Jill Granoff, managing companion of Eurazeo and CEO of Eurazeo’s Manufacturers division, to its board of administrators, efficient April 1. Chandoha brings greater than 35 years in monetary companies and funding administration areas. Most not too long ago, she led Charles Schwab Funding Administration’s product and digital transformation, constructing a high-performing group and doubling the agency’s property beneath administration. Earlier in her distinguished profession, Chandoha served in government roles at main international monetary establishments together with BlackRock, Barclays, Wells Fargo, Goldman Sachs and Credit score Suisse. Granoff brings 30 years of deep management expertise constructing and rising consumer-driven corporations with experience as a strategist and model builder within the retail, magnificence, and style industries. In her roles at Eurazeo, she is liable for main funding actions and overseeing the efficiency of the agency’s Manufacturers portfolio globally. Granoff has additionally served in government roles throughout retail at main corporations together with Vince, Kenneth Cole, Liz Claiborne, Victoria’s Secret and Estée Lauder. With the addition of Chandoha and Granoff, the Macy’s, Inc. board will comprise 14 members.

March 29, 2022: Footwear parts firm OrthoLite continues to construct its operations in Europe. In the present day the corporate introduced Marisa Costa has been appointed as gross sales supervisor for Portugal. She most not too long ago was an account supervisor and product developer at Selco Footwear in Porto. “Marisa resides in proximity to Porto, w. a lot of the footwear manufacturing is completed in Portugal, and he or she has glorious relationships with the highest footwear manufacturers and manufacturing facility teams all through the area,” CB Tuite, OrthoLite’s chief gross sales officer, mentioned in a press release. “Her place will assist strengthen our model partnerships and develop our enterprise inside this area, particularly our OrthoLite facility in Spain.” The corporate not too long ago expanded its insole manufacturing facility in Albacete, Spain, to raised serve the manufacturing wants of its European companions.

March 28, 2022: Vans has named Ian Ginoza to the position of VP, Advisor Artistic Director Pinnacle, efficient April 4. The trade vet can be tasked with rising collaboration and partnership alternatives with innovators and designers, in accordance with Vans, in addition to contribute to the creation of name experiences with inventive communities on a world scale. Previous to Vans, Ginoza co-founded boutiques Saint Alfred and Kicks/Hello in Chicago and Honolulu, respectively, w. he additionally served as inventive director for each shops. 

Ian Ginoza Vans VP Advisor Creative Director Pinnacle

Ian Ginoza, Vans VP, Advisor Artistic Director Pinnacle.

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March 28, 2022: Burberry tapped Geoffrey Williams as its VP and international head of variety and inclusion. He beforehand served in variety and inclusion roles at Thomson Reuters and Dr. Martens.

March 28, 2022: Categorical has tapped Jason Judd as the corporate’s SVP and CFO, efficient April 4. Judd will report on to CEO Tim Baxter. Judd joins Categorical from Huge Tons w. he served as SVP, company finance and treasurer since October 2019 with accountability for FP&A, treasury, danger administration, and investor relations. Beforehand, he was CFO of Justice at Ascena Retail Group and held management roles at L Manufacturers.  “I’m happy to welcome Jason to Categorical, Inc. He’s a seasoned, properly rounded and achieved monetary government with a confirmed monitor file of delivering outcomes,” mentioned Baxter in a press release. “His expertise throughout industries and firms, mixed together with his ardour for retail makes him a terrific complement to our extraordinary management staff, and I look ahead to his contributions to our Expressway Ahead technique.”

March 24, 2022: Crocs has introduced a number of government appointments as the corporate appears to be like to combine and develop its new Hey Dude enterprise. Shannon Sisler has been promoted to EVP and chief individuals officer. Sisler has been with the corporate since 2017 and in her new position will assist each the Crocs and Hey Dude workforces globally. Dan Marques has been promoted to SVP of worldwide digital commerce. Along with main the digital business staff for Crocs, Marques will now develop his duties to incorporate Hey Dude. And Frank Smigelski has been promoted to SVP of distribution and logistics. Smigelski joined Crocs final yr and has helped the agency navigate its provide chain amid unprecedented volatility. He’ll now apply his experience to the Hey Dude operations as properly.

March 21, 2022: Capri Holdings has named Emmanuel Gintzburger as the brand new CEO of Versace, efficient Sept. 12. Gintzburger will report back to John D. Idol, chairman and CEO of Capri Holdings. Gintzburger joins Versace from Alexander McQueen, w. he served as CEO since Could 2016. Previous to becoming a member of Alexander McQueen, Gintzburger was worldwide retail and wholesale director for Saint Laurent from 2011 to 2016, having joined the Parisian style home in 2009 because the Europe retail director. From 2007 to 2009, he served as worldwide retail director at Lanvin, and previous to that he held regional retail and advertising and marketing management roles at Sephora. Gintzburger additionally spent six years at Louis Vuitton in Hong Kong.

March 21, 2022: Alexander McQueen has a brand new CEO, Gianfilippo Testa. He’ll succeed Emmanuel Gintzburger who’s leaving the group to change into CEO of Versace. Kering mentioned Monday that Testa will take up his position in Could, and report back to François-Henri Pinault. Testa is an Italian nationwide who started his profession at Tag Heuer in 2002, and went on to carry a variety of roles at LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton, particularly at Fendi in Italy, Japan and Hong Kong. He joined Kering in 2016 as Gucci president Better China and since 2019, he has been president of EMEA and vice chairman international retail at Gucci. Kering mentioned Testa’s mission at McQueen can be to “speed up the enlargement of the British luxurious home to faucet its full potential.”

March 21, 2022: Foot Locker has tapped Samantha Lomow as president of worldwide manufacturers, a brand new position for the retailer. Lomow joins the New York-based athletic retailer from Hasbro, w. she most not too long ago served as president of branded leisure. She brings over 25 years of expertise throughout shopper merchandise, leisure, and licensing, Foot Locker mentioned in an announcement on Monday. Lomow will report on to Frank Bracken, EVP and COO, and can oversee Foot Locker’s international model portfolio and working divisions throughout North America, EMEA, and APAC. The retailer mentioned Lomow will work carefully as a part of the manager staff to advance Foot Locker’s long-term methods to place the corporate for continued innovation, development, and profitability.

Samantha Lomow, Foot Locker

Foot Locker has tapped Samantha Lomow as president of worldwide manufacturers.

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March 21, 2022: Merrell has tapped an trade vet to fill its chief service provider officer position. The corporate introduced in the present day that it has employed Sumi Scott as its chief service provider officer, a 20-year veteran within the outside and way of life markets with stints at The North Face and Canada Goose. Scott will report on to Chris Hufnagel, Merrell international model president. Within the position, Scott can be tasked with main its the evolution of its international development methods and establishing its roadmap to future class development. Additionally, Merrell mentioned Scott can be liable for overseeing the transformation of Merrell’s attire and equipment enterprise and main merchandising for its direct-to-consumer operations. Previous to Merrell, Scott held product and merchandising management positions with main gamers within the outside and way of life areas, together with spending 14-plus years at The North Face in a number of roles and almost two years at Canada Goose as its VP of merchandising.

Sumi Scott Merrell chief merchant officer

Sumi Scott, Merrell chief service provider officer.

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March 17, 2022: In a shock transfer, Kevin Bailey has returned to the helm of Vans as international model president. The chief, who has held a sequence of management roles at Vans mum or dad VF Corp. in recent times, was president of the model from 2009 to 2016. He most not too long ago served as VF’s President, Asia-Pacific Area and Rising Manufacturers. “Kevin brings a deep degree of data and understanding of the Vans model, its shopper, and the worldwide enterprise to this position,” mentioned VF chairman and CEO Steve  Rendle, to whom he’ll proceed to report.“He’ll work carefully with the management staff and our enterprise features as we deal with re-energizing the model’s international development.” Rendle takes the reins from Doug Palladini, who’s exiting the corporate.

Kevin Bailey global brand president Vans

Kevin Bailey, international model president of Vans.

CREDIT: Courtesy of VF Corp.

March 17, 2022: Neiman Marcus Group (NMG) has appointed Katie Anderson to EVP and CFO, starting April 4. On this position, she’s going to be part of the group management staff and report back to Geoffroy van Raemdonck, CEO of Neiman Marcus Group. Anderson joins the corporate with a powerful tenure of main monetary technique and reporting at notable personal and public corporations. She previously served as CFO at Guess?, Inc. Previous to this, Anderson served as CFO of California Pizza Kitchen and Sprinkles. Anderson began her profession in funding banking at Citigroup, Inc. after which Moelis & Firm. NMG mentioned that Anderson will drive all monetary features for the corporate in addition to danger administration, actual property, provide chain, and monitor progress in direction of the posh retailer’s development execution and technique. Her appointment comes at a pivotal time for the corporate because it continues to put money into digital first, shops, information, know-how, and provide chain. NMG’s interim CFO Mark Weinsten will transition from his position with the corporate following Anderson’s appointment.

Katie Anderson Neiman Marcus Group CFO

Katie Anderson

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March 17, 2022: Canada Goose has appointed Belinda Wong to its board of administrators. Wong at the moment serves as chairman of Starbucks China and EVP of Starbucks. She has over 20 years of deep discipline information and management in China and the Asia Pacific area. In her present position at Starbucks, she is targeted on delivering the model’s development in considered one of its largest and quickest rising worldwide markets.Previous to changing into chairman of Starbucks China, Belinda had a 10-year tenure as CEO of Starbucks China.

March 16, 2022: Tailor-made Manufacturers has introduced that board members Bob Hull and Peter Sachse will proceed as co-CEOs transferring ahead to offer continuity to the group because it continues to progress its strategic plan. Hull and Sachse have been each appointed as interim co-CEOs and joined the corporate’s board on March 16, 2021. Since that point, they’ve solidified a powerful and united management staff, refocused key departments and led the corporate to outperform its income and revenue targets for every quarter. Along side this resolution, John Tighe can be promoted to president of Tailor-made Manufacturers. On this new position, Tighe will proceed to have end-to-end accountability for merchandising, advertising and marketing, e-commerce, rental, planning and allocation throughout the Males’s Wearhouse, Jos. A. Financial institution and Moores banners and can now oversee product growth, design, international sourcing in addition to the Joseph Abboud Manufacturing Company.

March 16, 2022: Guess? has introduced that Dennis Secor has been appointed interim CFO for the model, efficient April 1. Secor, a seasoned monetary government with vital expertise within the attire trade, beforehand served as Guess? CFO from 2006 to 2012 and succeeds Katie Anderson, who’s stepping all the way down to pursue one other alternative at a privately-held firm as CFO. Beneath the phrases of the corporate’s settlement with Mr. Secor, he’ll stay at Guess? by means of March 2023 to assist the corporate whereas the seek for a everlasting CFO is carried out and to assist present an orderly transition. The corporate plans to provoke a complete seek for a everlasting CFO, with the help of an government search agency.

March 15, 2022: Ok-Swiss has employed Anna Amador as its new VP of promoting and Kristina Barclay as its new director of e-commerce. Amador brings a wealth of promoting expertise to Ok-Swiss with a number of years at manufacturers comparable to Skechers, Adidas and Nike. Coupled with 5 years at Skechers as director of product advertising and marketing, she then shortly progressed to VP of Skechers efficiency. Barclay can be liable for overseeing and managing the Ok-Swiss and Palladium model websites. Her love of style and intensive retail background led her to AG Adriano Goldschmied after which most not too long ago to her position as e-commerce operations director at Paige. “I’m so excited to affix a heritage model with a powerful imaginative and prescient and plan for continued success,” mentioned Barclay. “I really feel privileged to be a part of this gifted staff and lead our e-commerce enterprise for each Ok-Swiss and Palladium . within the U.S.”

Vice President of Marketing, Anna Amador (left) and Director of E-Commerce, Kristina Barclay (right)

VP of promoting, Anna Amador (left) and director of e-commerce, Kristina Barclay (proper)

CREDIT: Ok-Swiss International Manufacturers

March 15, 2022: Peter Simons is taking a step again from his duties as president and CEO of Canadian division retailer La Maison Simons. As he appears to be like to evolve the construction of this fifth-generation household enterprise, Simons has appointed Bernard Leblanc as the brand new president and CEO. Mr. Simons will change into the chief service provider and proceed to take a seat on the household council and advisory board. “We now have at all times made choices that put one of the best pursuits of the corporate first and in the present day’s announcement completely aligns with that philosophy,” mentioned Mr. Simons in a press release. “Bernard splendidly embodies the values of service that we’re recognized for. Because of our workers’ dedication and the loyalty of our clients, Simons possesses all of the attributes and expertise essential to proceed its growth and perform its strategic imaginative and prescient.” Leblanc most not too long ago held the title of EVP and head of company operations on the retailer, which has 15 shops throughout Canada.

Peter Simons names Bernard Leblanc president and chief executive officer (CNW Group/La Maison Simons)

Peter Simons (Proper) names Bernard Leblanc (Left) president and CEO of La Maison Simons

CREDIT: La Maison Simons

March 14, 2022: Terry Boyle has been named the president and CEO of Zulily, w. he’ll report back to Qurate Retail Inc. president and CEO David Rawlinson and work on executing methods for reaching enterprise objectives. Boyle beforehand labored at Nordstrom, w. he served as president of and as president of Trunk Membership, a full-priced private styling service supplied by Nordstrom. He additionally based, Behold, a girls’s style start-up.

March 14, 2022: Genesco Inc. introduced a number of government promotions in its Licensed Manufacturers division. Liz Corridor has been named VP and GM of Dockers and G.H. Bass & Co. and is liable for technique, model growth, gross sales and profitability for its wholesale operations. Corridor joined Genesco in 2015 after prior roles with Emu Australia, Jones Attire, Federated and Bon-Ton. In the meantime, Merrick Smith is now VP of operations for the Licensed Manufacturers after beforehand serving as VP of merchandising for the group. In his new position, he’ll proceed to supervise merchandising and buyer care and now assumes accountability for warehousing and distribution, together with the Licensed Manufacturers facility in Chapel Hill, Tenn. Additionally, Elif Dunlay has been promoted to VP and artistic director of Levi’s Footwear. She additionally will direct commercialization of the G.H. Bass and Phat Farm manufacturers for off-price distribution channels and be concerned within the launch of the Starter and Etonic manufacturers in full-price wholesale channels.

March 14, 2022: Chris Melton is returning to Inov-8, an organization he labored for from 2011-2014, as its new international class supervisor for cross coaching. Melton, in accordance with Inov-8, can be tasked with main the distribution of sports activities footwear and attire for Central and South America. Earlier than his return, Melton most not too long ago was the pinnacle of North America for Runderwear, and previous to that had a stint at crusing and fishing attire firm Gill Marine. Additionally, from 2015 to 2019, he labored for Vibram and managed its FiveFingers and Furoshiki enterprise in North and South America, in addition to distribution in Australia and Japan.

March 14, 2022Artistic Artists Company has tapped Hilary Krane as its chief authorized officer. Krane beforehand served as VP and normal counsel at Nike since 2010, w. she guided company legislation, mergers and acquisitions, model safety and authorities affairs. Krane additionally served as a co-chair of the Nike Basis. Earlier than Nike, she labored at Levi Strauss and PricewaterhouseCoopers.

March 14, 2022: Macy’s has employed Emily Erusha-Hilleque as SVP for its personal manufacturers. On this position, Erusha-Hilleque will lead the nameplate’s personal manufacturers design group, together with attire, heart core and residential design groups in addition to drive the personal manufacturers technique in partnership with Macy’s merchandising and sourcing groups. She is going to report back to Nata Dvir, chief merchandising officer of Macy’s. Erusha-Hilleque joins Macy’s from Goal Company, w. she most not too long ago served because the design director of ready-to-wear, younger modern personal label, design partnerships. In that position she was liable for constructing, launching, and rising the Wild Fable personal label in addition to designer collaborations together with Levi’s, Christopher John Rodgers, Alexis, Rixo, Nili Lotan, Sandy Liang, Victor Glemaud, Rachel Comey, Christian Robinson and Lego.

March 11, 2022: Colin Browne, chief working officer at Beneath Armour, is passing his duties as chair of the board of administrators on the American Attire & Footwear Affiliation (AAFA) to newly-appointed chair Sarah Clarke, the chief provide chain officer at PVH Corp. The appointment was made this week on the AAFA’s Government Summit in Washington, DC, w. Clarke appeared just about by way of Zoom to just accept the place. Together with Clarke’s appointment, the AAFA added eight new board members and re-elected 12 current members. The brand new members embrace Sally Gilligan of Hole Inc.; Rick Horwitch of Bureau Veritas Shopper Merchandise Providers; David Katz of Randa Attire & Equipment; Tom Lorang of Goal Company; Allison Murphy of TTI International Assets; Melissa Nelson of SanMar; Liz O’Neill of Levi Strauss & Co.; and Lisa Williams of Patagonia, Inc.

Steve Lamar with Colin Browne

AAFA president and CEO Steve Lamar with exiting chair Colin Browne.

CREDIT: Courtesy of AAFA

March 9, 2022: Columbia Sportswear Co. has introduced the appointment of Pri Shumate because the chief advertising and marketing officer for the Columbia model, efficient March 14. The corporate mentioned Shumate will report back to Columbia EVP and president Joe Boyle. “Pri is a consumer-obsessed advertising and marketing chief with international expertise in demand creation,” Boyle mentioned in a press release. “I really feel sure that her background and dynamism will assist drive continued development for the corporate.”

Columbia chief marketing officer Pri Shumate

Columbia chief advertising and marketing officer Pri Shumate.

CREDIT: Courtesy of Columbia Sportswear Co.

March 7, 2022: Footwear trade veteran John Pierce has joined Lâmo as the corporate’s VP of gross sales. On this new position, he’ll handle all gross sales operations and lead the gross sales staff for the rising model, which recorded file ends in 2021. Pierce has over 30 years of expertise within the shoe enterprise. He most not too long ago was a gross sales government at Eastman Footwear Group and previous to that served as president of Bearpaw for a number of years. “We’re more than happy to welcome JP to the Lâmo staff,” mentioned COO Jerry Breig in a press release. “His dedication and previous successes place him to drive Lâmo’s continued development to new heights.”

John Pierce Lamo

John Pierce.

CREDIT: Courtesy of Lamo

March 4, 2022: Principle has named Jeffrey Kalinksy as chief service provider and artistic officer, and Rachel DeLaurentis as chief advertising and marketing and digital officer, in accordance with FN sister publication WWD. Each appointments, that are efficient instantly, have been made to amplify the corporate’s digital development and product methods. In his newly created position, Kalinsky will oversee Principle’s merchandising and product design features. A widely known entrepreneur and merchandiser with greater than 30 years expertise within the style trade, Kalinsky is finest often called the founding father of luxurious specialty shops Jeffrey New York, Jeffrey Atlanta, and Jeffrey Palo Alto. Since November, Kalinsky has been a inventive marketing consultant to Principle. DeLaurentis’ position at Principle can be to amplify the model’s digital-first advertising and marketing functionality and scale execution for impression. She most not too long ago labored at Fleur du Mal as chief advertising and marketing officer, overseeing the model’s development. Earlier than that, she was CEO and chief model officer for Awe Impressed, a luxurious wonderful jewellery firm.

Jeffrey Kalinsky

Jeffrey Kalinsky


March 3, 2022: PrimaLoft has named Manish Jain as its new SVP of know-how and growth. Most not too long ago, Jain served as VP of R&D and know-how for Crane Firm Forex Division, main the corporate’s know-how innovation for substrates (foreign money and safety paper) in addition to safety threads, fibers, and micro-optics safety know-how. Beforehand, Jain was the pinnacle of fabric science and course of applied sciences for the Albany Worldwide Corp., Homer, NY extrusion facility, w. he was liable for uncooked materials wants, main R&D, high quality, and the brand new product growth group. Jain is changing Vanessa Mason, who’s retiring this yr from her place as SVP of engineering. In response to PrimaLoft, Mason will work with Jain within the coming months to make sure a seamless transition. Following her retirement, PrimaLoft plans to work with Mason as a marketing consultant on particular tasks.

March 2, 2022: Qurate Retail Group, which owns QVC and HSN, is shaking up its administration staff. Mike Fitzharris has been named president of QVC U.S.; Rob Muller has been named president of HSN; and Mary Campbell has been named president of Accelerating Streaming Innovation – a brand new enterprise unit created to speed up Qurate Retail Group’s efforts in streaming and different dwell video commerce initiatives. The brand new construction is designed to strengthen model differentiation between QVC and HSN by giving every model staff direct management over its personal merchandising, planning and programming, model advertising and marketing, broadcast, and e-commerce organizations. The construction will set up clearer traces of accountability and speed up resolution making whereas sustaining the associated fee efficiencies gained by means of the prior integration of the companies. Qurate Retail Group has additionally launched a seek for a chief working officer, who will report on to Qurate Retail president and CEO David L. Rawlinson II. This new position will lead U.S. success heart operations, provide chain, buyer assist, international enterprise companies, procurement, and company actual property and office companies.

Mike Fitzharris QVC

Mike Fitzharris

CREDIT: Courtesy of Qurate Retail Group

March 1, 2022: Government adjustments proceed at, because the e-tailer seeks to form its future beneath new management. In response to a letter despatched by the corporate to its model companions on Feb. 28 and obtained by FN, longtime Zappos retailers Jeff Espersen and Mike Normart are now not with the corporate, efficient instantly. The letter additional states that Kathy Forstadt will step in as interim merchandising chief as an exterior search is carried out for a chief merchandising officer. In an official assertion despatched to FN, the corporate mentioned, “Zappos is dedicated to delivering distinctive customer support, expertise and innovation in every thing we do. To additional that mission, we not too long ago made a number of adjustments to our management staff that can additional elevate the degrees of service, choice and expertise we offer to clients and model companions.”

Feb. 28, 2022: Hugo Boss has introduced management adjustments to its inventive staff. The corporate, which not too long ago launched new campaigns targeted on its Boss and Hugo model identities, has introduced that chief model officer Ingo Wilts has stepped down from his position. Marco Falcioni, who serves as SVP of inventive path, will handle inventive path for each manufacturers beginning March 1. Falcioni, who joined Hugo Boss in 2015, will report back to CEO Daniel Grieder. Andrea Cannelloni, who beforehand served in different inventive roles within the firm and because the president of Napapijri at VF Corp. till 2020, will rejoin Hugo Boss beginning March 1 in a brand new position as inventive advisor.

Marco Falcioni Hugo Boss

Marco Falcioni, SVP of inventive path at Hugo Boss

CREDIT: Hugo Boss

Feb. 28, 2022: Crocs has introduced new management appointments for its not too long ago acquired Hey Dude model. Pete Gilmore has been appointed because the model’s SVP of provide chain, w. he’ll lead sourcing, planning, enterprise operations and buyer engagement. He most not too long ago served as COO of CCM Hockey and in addition spent 13 years at Beneath Armour. Katie Wagner, who most not too long ago served as Crocs’ VP of regional gross sales, has been named VP of gross sales for Hey Dude.

Feb. 24, 2022: Seth Levey has joined ThredUp as its first-ever head of public coverage and sustainability. On this position, Levey will lead authorities affairs and coverage initiatives that encourage widespread adoption of round enterprise fashions with an emphasis on attire reuse. He may also oversee the resale platform’s broader Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) efforts. Levey will report back to Alon Rotem, chief authorized officer of ThredUp. Previous to becoming a member of ThredUp, Levey served as director of presidency relations and public affairs at Equinor, w. he was liable for the corporate’s U.S. local weather, sustainability, environmental, and innovation coverage growth and advocacy. Previous to that, he held roles on the Edison Electrical Institute, w. he represented investor-owned electrical corporations earlier than policymakers, and at Exxon Mobil Company, in company public and authorities affairs. He beforehand suggested U.S. state governors on power, financial growth, and worldwide affairs points.

Seth Levey, Head of Public Policy and Sustainability, thredUP

Seth Levey, head of public coverage and sustainability at thredUP


Feb. 18, 2022: International retail consulting company Winston Retail has made two new government this week. The company – which touts Wolverine, Birkenstock, Walmart, and Foot Locker as a few of its shoppers – has named Christina Gabriel as chief working officer and Michael Donohue as VP of retail. In response to Winston, each positions are newly created senior roles inside their respective company groups, and each have been employed to accommodate the company’s development and drive much more potential enlargement. Gabriel can be main the company’s operations staff comprised of fifty company workers and 2800+ discipline visible merchandiser, whereas Donohue can be supporting the continued enlargement of Winston’s new consumer roster and ongoing consumer base within the years forward. Winston mentioned its new company construction will enable the corporate to assist bigger tasks, extra various consumer initiatives and double down on its pop-up experiential division, which has been in nice demand out there. Gabriel has beforehand labored throughout luxurious and mid-tier retailers, each in free-standing shops and with wholesale companions in the united statesand globally together with Banana Republic, JCrew, Kiehl’s, and Bulgari. Donohue has spent 13 years at Kohl’s together with his final position being SVP of merchandise & visible presentation for the U.S. and Canada.

Christina Gabriel and Michael Donohue join Winston Retail

Christina Gabriel and Michael Donohue be part of Winston Retail.

CREDIT: Courtesy of Winston Retail

Feb. 11, 2022: City Outfitters has tapped Francis Pierrel as president with accountability for the model in North America. Pierrel will report on to Sheila Harrington, international chief government officer of City Outfitters and the Free Individuals Group. Pierrel brings a background in omnichannel retailing and wholesale and has a status for cultivating sturdy collaborative groups, understanding the shopper and rising model fairness. Most not too long ago he served as CEO of Membership Monaco, w. he drove will increase in revenues and profitability. Previous to Membership Monaco, he served as president of shops and e-commerce for Ralph Lauren in North America. Pierrel has additionally held senior roles in wholesale, retail and e-commerce at Lacoste and Diesel throughout the US and Europe. “I’m happy to welcome Francis to our firm and the City Outfitters model,” mentioned Richard A. Hayne, CEO of URBN. “He’s a seasoned omnichannel retail government with deep expertise in managing iconic manufacturers throughout all channels – e-commerce, shops, and wholesale. We imagine his sturdy management will drastically profit the City Outfitters model.”

Feb. 10, 2022: Adidas AG’s supervisory board has prolonged the appointed of two members. Roland Auschel, who oversees international gross sales, has been given an extension on the board till 2024. Brian Grevy, who oversees international manufacturers, has had his place prolonged till 2028. “On behalf of the Supervisory Board, I’m more than happy to announce that we now have prolonged the appointments of each Roland and Brian. Our long-term technique ‘Personal the Recreation’ has the patron at its coronary heart,” mentioned chairman of the board Thomas Rabe. “Each Roland and Brian play key roles in bringing this shopper focus to life with their respective features.”

Feb. 9, 2022: British footwear model Clarks has tapped Simon Clarke as its new chief .rmation officer. Clarke beforehand served as CIO at Italian luxurious way of life firm La Perla, w. he led the enterprise’ digital transformation, in accordance with his LinkedIn profile. Earlier than La Perla, he served because the group provide chain director at Oxford College Press.

Feb. 9, 2022: PVH Corp. has named Zac Coughlin as EVP and CFO, efficient April 4. On this position, he’ll report back to Stefan Larsson, PVH CEO, and can have accountability for all finance features. Coughlin joins PVH from DFS Group Restricted, a subsidiary of LVMH Group, w. he served as Group CFO and chief working officer. Previous to becoming a member of DFS, Coughlin was CFO at Converse, Inc., a division of Nike, Inc., supporting its international enterprise spanning wholesale, retail, and e-commerce. Coughlin began his profession with Ford Motor Firm w. he held a number of international monetary management roles. Whereas t., he labored on the bottom in quite a lot of worldwide markets in Asia and Europe. In response to PVH, Jim Holmes, the corporate’s present Interim CFO, will proceed in his position as EVP and controller when Coughlin joins the corporate.

PVH Names Zac Coughlin as CFO

Zac Coughlin

CREDIT: Courtesy of PVH

Feb. 2, 2022: Genuine Manufacturers Group (ABG) has tapped Matthew Goldstein as its SVP of leisure and particular tasks. Within the newly created position, Goldstein will oversee ABG’s branded experiences by way of its Genuine Stay arm in addition to occasions and content material manufacturing by way of its Genuine Productions arm. General, Goldstein will work on establishing partnerships inside ABG’s leisure division, working carefully on endorsements, media, content material and sports activities betting. “Matthew is a seasoned trade chief who brings a wealth of data and strategic mindset to ABG,” mentioned Marc Rosen, ABG’s president of leisure. “His confirmed monitor file in creating high-profile, brand-building partnerships with among the trade’s largest artists is a invaluable attribute that we imagine will assist drive new development for ABG’s leisure manufacturers and enterprise verticals.”

Matt Goldstein Authentic Brands Group

Matt Goldstein

CREDIT: Zack Lane/MSG Images

Feb. 1, 2022: Want has appointed Vijay Talwar as its new CEO and member of its board of administrators, efficient Feb. 1. The chief joins the e-commerce platform after serving in numerous retail and shopper targeted roles, most not too long ago because the CEO of Foot Locker’s Europe, Center East & Africa (EMEA) enterprise. He additionally beforehand served because the president of Foot Locker Digital. In his new position, Talwar will assist lead Want’s turnaround technique. “I’m keen to use my very own expertise inside the retail and ecommerce house to additional refine our focus and put the enterprise again onto a path of development. I firmly imagine one of the best years for Want are proper forward of us,” Talwar mentioned.

Feb. 1, 2022: Richemont has tapped Dr. Bérangère Ruchat as its first-ever chief sustainability officer. Dr. Ruchat joins from the Firmenich Group, Switzerland, w. she was chief sustainability officer and extra not too long ago, SVP of sustainability. Throughout her 12-year tenure, Dr. Ruchat established distinctive partnerships, drove Firmenich sustainability technique and led the group ESG reporting. Beforehand, she was the director of partnerships at International Alliance for Improved Diet (GAIN) from 2004, having led the Companions in Motion Program on the United Nations System Workers Faculty, which she joined in 2000. Dr. Ruchat was acknowledged by the World Enterprise Council for Sustainable Growth Main Ladies Awards for her work in advancing the United Nations Sustainable Growth Targets (UN SDGs) in 2016. She additionally acquired the Head of Sustainability of the Yr award by Moral Company in 2015.

Dr. Bérangère Ruchat

CREDIT: Courtesy of Richemont

Jan. 31, 2022: Foot Locker has named Robert Higginbotham as its new VP of investor relations. In his new position, efficient Monday, Higginbotham oversees engagement with the footwear retailer’s shareholders, buyers and analysts. Earlier than Foot Locker, Higginbotham led shopper and retail analysis as a shopper strategist at Guidepoint International, LLC. “Robert brings vital monetary and analytical expertise and a deep understanding of the funding course of, and we’re delighted to welcome him to the Foot Locker staff,” mentioned EVP and CFO Andrew Web page.

Jan. 31, 2022: The Retail Business Leaders Affiliation (RILA) has tapped Foot Locker, Inc. chairman and CEO Richard “Dick” Johnson as the brand new chair of the Affiliation’s board of administrators. Johnson, who succeeds former chairperson Mary Dillon of Ulta Magnificence, will serve a two-year time period, efficient instantly. “I’m honored to function the brand new chair of RILA’s board of administrators and grateful to the group’s management and dedication to our trade. The retail trade has skilled vital change within the final two years and t. is immense alternative as we glance in direction of the long run. I look ahead to continued collaboration with this group of retail leaders on widespread challenges and progress on points that can rework the trade,” mentioned Johnson in a press release.

Foot Locker CEO Dick Johnson

Foot Locker CEO Dick Johnson, photographed for FN.

CREDIT: Joshua Scott Photograph

Jan. 28, 2022: Craig Lyon, Nike’s former senior director of name advertising and marketing, has joined Undertake to function a senior model strategist. Undertake, a advertising and marketing agency targeted on sport, wellness, vitamin and consumer-facing merchandise, was based final yr by Nike veterans David Creech, Nicole Graham and Josh Moore in addition to Klutch Sports activities founder and CEO Wealthy Paul. After leaving Nike in February of 2021 after a ten yr stint, Lyon served because the VP of promoting at Alien Labs & Related Hashish Co. for a few yr earlier than becoming a member of Undertake.

Jan. 27, 2022: Lululemon has appointed Alison Loehnis to its board of administrators. Loehnis is the president of style at Yoox Internet-a-Porter, a web-based luxurious and style retailer. Loehnis has beforehand held roles at LVMH, Hachette Filipacchi and The Walt Disney Firm. “Alison Loehnis is a dynamic chief with a exceptional monitor file of persistently driving development by means of her information of shopper and product traits,” mentioned chairman of the board Glenn Murphy. “We look ahead to benefiting from Alison’s invaluable insights and experience as lululemon continues to develop all over the world.”

Jan. 27, 2022: Ann Miller, a 14-year Nike veteran with greater than 20 years of authorized expertise, has been named EVP and normal counsel of the footwear firm, efficient Feb. 17. Miller succeeds Hilary Krane, who has determined to retire subsequent month after 12 years with the corporate. Miller joined Nike in 2007 and has held a number of senior roles throughout the corporate. For the previous six years she has served as Nike’s VP, company secretary and chief ethics & compliance officer. Miller’s prior roles at Nike embrace overseeing all authorized work for Nike’s North America geography in addition to serving as VP and normal counsel for Converse. Previous to becoming a member of Nike, Miller labored as a company lawyer on the legislation companies of Paul Hastings and Sullivan & Cromwell LLP.

Jan. 26, 2022: British Division retailer Debenhams has tapped Daniel Finley to function its new CEO. Finley was previously the multichannel director for JD Sports activities Trend group for a few decade. British on-line style retailer Boohoo acquired the mental property property of Debenhams final yr, following months of struggling for the division retailer, which was compounded within the pandemic. In a Jan. 25 put up on LinkedIn, Finely mentioned “I’m delighted to take cost of an amazing British heritage model and searching ahead to constructing on the progress that the staff have made because it’s acquisition.”

Jan. 24, 2022: Diesel has appointed Eraldo Poletto as CEO for North America. Poletto, a supervisor with a few years of expertise within the style trade, will report back to Diesel’s international CEO, Massimo Piombini, and can take cost of the corporate’s growth on a key market with nice development potential for the model. He takes up his put up instantly. Poletto has labored within the luxurious and retail sectors for about 30 years. Since 2018 he has been CEO and model president of the Stuart Weitzman footwear model, a part of the Tapestry clothes and niknaks group in New York. Beforehand, he was managing director of a number of essential Italian corporations, together with Salvatore Ferragamo and Furla, w. he performed a major position within the manufacturers’ growth on a world scale. Earlier than 2016, Poletto labored for about 15 years with Retail Model Alliance Inc., w. he was liable for the worldwide development of the Brooks Brothers model.

Diesel Names Eraldo Poletto North American CEO

Eraldo Poletto

CREDIT: Courtesy of Diesel

Jan. 24, 2022: Sachin Dhawan has joined Sew Repair as its new chief know-how officer and can report back to CEO Elizabeth Spaulding. Dhawan was beforehand the SVP of infrastructure & operations at Visa. Previous to Visa, Dhawan was chief know-how officer at funds disruptor Blackhawk Community, and spent greater than 16 years at PayPal and Microsoft, w. he targeted on constructing and rising PayPal’s international shopper merchandise and Microsoft’s personalization & adverts know-how. “Sachin’s roots in information science and personalization, mixed together with his expertise rising and scaling infrastructure throughout international groups will assist unlock our potential as we look ahead to the alternatives forward,” mentioned Spaulding in a press release.

Sachin-Dhawan joins Stitch Fix as chief technology officer

Sachin Dhawan

CREDIT: Courtesy of Sew Repair

Jan. 21, 2022: Church’s & Co. has appointment of Denni Manzatto as its new CEO. In his new position, Manzatto will lead the Northampton-based footwear model in direction of a brand new international development technique, utilizing his vital skilled expertise to speed up the worldwide growth and re-branding of the Church’s label. Manzatto joined the Prada Group, which owns Church’s & Co., in 2013, masking numerous positions within the business division. In Sept. 2019, he took on the position of business director, liable for creating the wholesale channel and managing eyewear and fragrances licenses and business growth tasks, a place he’ll proceed to carry on a brief foundation.

Denni Manzatto CEO of Church's

Denni Manzatto

CREDIT: Courtesy of Church’s

Jan. 19, 2022: Adam Michaels has been promoted from SVP and chief digital officer at Crocs to EVP and chief digital officer. The chief joined Crocs in 2013 and has targeted on the corporate’s digital commerce development, which is an space of focus for the fast-growing footwear model. Crocs is leaning into its digital enterprise with a aim to have 50% of complete revenues be derived from digital channels by the top of 2026.

Adam Michaels Crocs

Adam Michaels, EVP and Chief Digital Officer at Crocs


Jan. 19, 2022: Endlessly 21 has introduced Winnie Park will change into its new CEO, efficient instantly. Park joins Endlessly 21 from Paper Supply, w. she served as CEO for the previous six years. Previous to Paper Supply, Park held government roles throughout e-commerce, international advertising and marketing, and style merchandising together with a nine-year tenure on the Hong Kong-based worldwide luxurious retail chief, DFS, a division of LVMH. She began her profession at McKinsey & Firm San Francisco in style retail and shopper digital earlier than becoming a member of Levi Strauss and Co. to guide girls’s merchandising for Dockers. At Endlessly 21, Park will report into Marc Miller, CEO of SPARC, the group made up of Genuine Manufacturers Group, Brookfield Property Group and Simon Property Group which purchased the retailer in 2020.

Forever 21 Names Winnie Park As CEO

Winnie Park.

CREDIT: Endlessly 21

Jan. 18, 2022: Bally has tapped Rhuigi Villaseñor as its new inventive director. Villaseñor will oversee the creative path throughout the model. His first assortment for Bally will debut for the Spring/ time 2023 season. Born in Manila, Rhuigi Villaseñor, is the founder, CEO, and artistic director of the model Rhude since 2015. He began his profession in Los Angeles, and credit his ardour for design and his understanding of garment development to rising up with a mom who was a tailor and father who was an architect. A Filipino and American nationwide, raised in a number of continents earlier than emigrating to the U.S. on the age of 9, Villaseñor has been acknowledged as considered one of in the present day’s most promising style abilities. With a thriving enterprise that features ready-to-wear and equipment coveted by celebrities all over the world, Villaseñor’s attain extends to a broad and various viewers, amplified additionally by means of his way of life partnerships together with homeware and automotive. Villaseñor can be primarily based between Los Angeles and Switzerland.

Bally appoints Creative Director Rhuigi Villaseñor

Rhuigi Villaseñor

CREDIT: Courtesy of Bally

Jan. 18, 2022: Ecco Sko A/S has named Tom Berry as president and CEO of Ecco USA, efficient instantly. Berry is a seasoned veteran with an extended historical past in shopper items and footwear. Most not too long ago, Berry served as SVP of worldwide enterprise growth at Levi Strauss & Co. He additionally served as managing director for a number of of Levi’s subsidiaries and led their international licensed enterprise. Previous to Levi’s, Berry held government and normal administration positions with international leaders like The Tecnica Group, Adidas-Salomon, and VF Company / The North Face. “Tom is a world strategic chief with a confirmed monitor file of name constructing and enterprise transformation,” mentioned Panos Mytaros, CEO of Ecco Sko A/S, in a press release. “I look ahead to partnering with him to introduce our model to a brand new technology of customers and to take Ecco to new heights within the crucial and main U.S. market.”

Tom Berry Ecco US CEO

Tom Berry

CREDIT: Courtesy of Ecco

Jan. 18, 2022: Nordstrom has tapped Rickie De Sole as its new girls’s designer style & editorial director. On this newly created position, De Sole will work cross-functionally throughout totally different sides of the ladies’s designer division, bringing a heightened viewpoint to the merchandising providing to ship towards enterprise objectives and development plans, the division retailer mentioned. Nordstrom additionally mentioned that De Sole will develop the ladies’s designer editorial plan, create partaking designer content material, act as a spokesperson, construct a heightened buyer group and drive outcomes. De Sole joins Nordstrom from w. she was the manager style director supporting enterprise initiatives and content material throughout digital, print and social platforms in addition to editorial collaborations and e-commerce. Previous to Vogue, De Sole was the style director at W Journal, equipment director at Vogue Journal and labored in-house at Prada.

Jan. 18, 2022:, a world market serving the $200 billion youth way of life market, has named Scott Keating as its new chief merchandising officer. On this newly created position, Keating will lead TheDrop’s international merchandising technique and handle relationships with the 300+ manufacturers and retail outlets who at the moment promote merchandise by means of its platform.Keating was previously at Nike, w. he spent 14 years in a variety of management roles for the footwear large, most not too long ago as the worldwide gross sales & model director for Nike SB. On this position, he was liable for driving international development from the U.S. to Europe, China and Japan. Previous to that, Keating led the Nike Snowboarding group w. he developed the highest snowboarding boot out there earlier than Nike closed the division.

Scott Keating Joins from Nike

Scott Keating.

CREDIT: Courtesy of TheDrop

Jan. 17, 2022: Canadian division retailer The Bay has tapped Alexander Meyer as its new chief buyer officer. Meyer can be liable for the continued transformation of The Bay’s built-in advertising and marketing, media and buyer success methods, with a deal with excessive development, model and personalization. Reporting on to Iain Nairn, president and CEO, Meyer will oversee the model technique and buyer insights, advertising and marketing and artistic, loyalty, and communications features for The Bay and Hudson’s Bay companies. For the previous 5 years Meyer served as chief advertising and marketing officer for Australia’s The Iconic, Australia and New Zealand’s largest style and sports activities vacation spot. Prior, he served in senior and C-suite roles at organizations together with Adidas Worldwide, Vans, Quiksilver Inc., and social content material start-up Hubrick.

Alexander Meyer, chief customer officer at The Bay

Alexander Meyer.

CREDIT: Courtesy of HBC

Jan. 17, 2022: Valentino is bolstering its government staff with two new . First up, Giuseppe De Mori has been named chief operations and logistics officer, efficient instantly. He joins from Bottega Veneta, w. he held the position of GM of business operations, in command of the event of the manufacturing processes, of the product and of the provision chain. De Mori is now tasked with coordinating the manufacturing of all product classes along with the logistics operate at a world degree. In He may also be in command of making Valentino’s industrial footprint environment friendly by means of the evolution, enchancment and digitization of inside processes, with a deal with sustainability. Alberto Fasanotti may also be part of Valentino as international CFO beginning subsequent month. He was most not too long ago CFO at Chanel U.Ok. and Area, which contains Eire, Canada and Central and South America. At Valentino, Fasanotti can be liable for main the finance technique globally by means of the transformation of the group and the digitization of inside processes to optimize enterprise efficiency, and facilitate strategic choices. He may also be in command of areas starting from accounting, tax and treasury to controlling and buying.

Jan. 16, 2022: The Nationwide Retail Federation (NRF) introduced on Saturday that Walmart U.S. president and CEO John Furner has been elected chairman of NRF’s board of administrators. Furner replaces former Qurate Retail, Inc. president and CEO Mike George, who has served within the position since 2020. Moreover, the commerce group’s nonprofit NRF Basis named a brand new chair and added two administrators to its board throughout a digital assembly on Jan. 14. Macy’s, Inc. chairman and CEO Jeff Gennette concluded his time period as chair of the NRF Basis board and Bloomingdale’s chairman and CEO Tony Spring will start his three-year time period as board chair. Along with the brand new chair, Macy’s, Inc. SVP of company communications Malek Robert “Bobby” Amirshahi and Keith Lipert, president of the Keith Lipert Gallery, have been named to three-year phrases on the board.

Walmart US president and CEO John Furner

Walmart’s U.S. president and CEO, John Furner.

CREDIT: Walmart

Jan. 15, 2022: Neiman Marcus Group (NMG) has made two extra senior management appointments. The luxurious retail chain has tapped Amanda Martin as SVP, chief provide chain officer and can take over accountability for all provide chain operations, together with NMG’s multi-year provide chain transformation. Along with this accountability, Martin will oversee the retailer’s photograph studio and buyer care divisions. And, Vijay Karthik has been promoted to SVP, chief know-how officer and is tasked with driving end-to-end buyer going through IT growth and structure. Karthik will lead quite a lot of features together with omnichannel engineering, cloud platforms, operations and reliability, and structure for the posh retailer. “We’re lucky to have such sturdy expertise at our firm that we’re in a position to develop and promote to guide all the crucial development work we’re executing,” mentioned Geoffroy van Raemdonck, CEO of NMG, in a press release.

Jan. 13, 2021: Luxurious shoe label Sergio Rossi, which was acquired final June by Fosun Trend Group (now Lanvin Group), has named a brand new creative director: Evangelie Smyrniotaki. Beginning this month, the Greek mannequin and artwork director will start overseeing the Sergio Rossi model picture, together with directing advertising and marketing campaigns and content material creation. She may also current her first capsule assortment, Evangelie Smyrniotaki x Sergio Rossi, on the upcoming February 2022 Milan Trend Week. CEO Riccardo Sciutto mentioned in a press release, “I strongly imagine that [Evangelie’s] information on luxurious sneakers aesthetic and new media will apport an amazing worth to the model. The communication has modified so much in these years and Evangelie sums up the brand new figures that trade wants.”

Evangelie Smyrniotaki Sergio Rossi

Evangelie Smyrniotaki

CREDIT: Courtesy of Sergio Rossi

Jan. 13, 2021: Columbia Sportswear Co. has named Jim Beeman as VP of U.S. gross sales for the Columbia model. Beeman will report back to Tim Sheerin, SVP of worldwide wholesale for the Columbia model. “Jim has led a number of groups at Nike and pushed vital development in assist of enormous built-in wholesale partnerships, pushed class model advertising and marketing and retail model advertising and marketing, in addition to territory-based groups throughout wholesale, digital and direct,” Sheerin mentioned in a press release.

Jim Beeman VP of U.S. sales Columbia

Jim Beeman, VP of U.S. gross sales for Columbia.

CREDIT: Courtesy of Columbia

Jan. 13, 2022: ThredUp has added Coretha Dashing to the corporate’s board of administrators. Dashing has beforehand served in human sources roles at Equifax Inc., The Coca-Cola Firm, Pepsi and IBM. She additionally based her personal consulting agency, CR Consulting Alliance LLC. At ThredUp, Coretha deal with ThredUp’s worker initiatives associated to well being and wellness, retention, and variety, fairness, inclusion and belonging.

Coretha Rushing ThredUp

Coretha Dashing


Jan. 11, 2022: JCPenney has tapped two executives in e-commerce and omnichannel. Katie Mullen has been named as chief digital and transformation officer. Mullen will lead the expansion of the e-commerce enterprise, together with, and also will be liable for driving enterprise technique and the corporate’s transformation agenda. Mullen most not too long ago spent almost three years with Neiman Marcus Group, as chief transformation officer after which chief digital officer. Beforehand, she was a companion and managing director at Boston Consulting Group.

JCPenney has additionally tapped Sharmeelee Bala as its new chief .rmation officer. She is going to assume accountability for the .rmation know-how (IT) group and international know-how techniques that energy the corporate’s shops, operational facilities and provide chain, and company features. Bala joins the corporate from Hole Inc., w. she held management positions since 2018 and most not too long ago served as the pinnacle of product engineering. Bala additionally spent 20 years with Walmart in quite a lot of know-how and government roles of accelerating accountability.

Jan. 11, 2022: Dunhill has named Laurent Malecaze as its new CEO. Malecaze joins the British menswear model from AZ Manufacturing unit which he began with the late Alber Elbaz and led by means of its growth. He was beforehand CEO of New York-based The Webster, a luxurious multi-brand retailer, after a number of years as strategic marketing consultant at Bain & Firm. “Laurent comes with an entrepreneurial spirit and intensive expertise in retail,” mentioned Philippe Fortunato, CEO of style & equipment maisons at Richemont, Dunhill’s mum or dad firm. “At AZ Manufacturing unit alongside the late Alber Elbaz, he has demonstrated the flexibility to ascertain a powerful design id by means of a digital-first method. He’s the proper match to open a brand new chapter for Dunhill.”

Laurent Malecaze CEO of Dunhill

Laurent Malecaze

CREDIT: Courtesy of Dunhill

Jan. 11, 2022: Nester Hosiery introduced it has tapped Chris Bevin to fill its SVP of manufacturers and licenses position.  Bevin brings 30 years of expertise within the trade to Nester Hosiery, a producer of efficiency merino wool socks and the mum or dad firm of Farm to Toes. The expertise consists of greater than 15 years spent at Balega, w. Bevin served as president from 2009 to 2015. “We’re placing appreciable sources behind every of our established enterprise channels as we place ourselves for appreciable development in 2022 and past,” Nester Hosiery CEO Kelly Neste mentioned in a press release. “Including Chris to our staff is a giant step in our strategic development plan as he brings a wealth of trade and model constructing experience.”

Nester Hosiery SVP of brands and licenses Chris Bevin

Nester Hosiery SVP of manufacturers and licenses Chris Bevin.

CREDIT: Courtesy of Nester Hosiery

Jan. 11, 2022: VF Corp. has introduced the appointment of Nicole Otto to the worldwide model president position at The North Face, efficient June. Otto will succeed Steve Murray, who is about to retire and return to the UK. Otto will report back to chairman, president and CEO Steve Rendle, and also will serve on the corporate’s government management staff. Earlier than assuming this position at The North Face, Otto spent 16 years at Nike, most not too long ago serving on the athletic large’s VP of Nike Direct North America, a place she held from 2018 to Could 2021.

Nicole Otto global brand president The North Face

Nicole Otto to change into international model president at The North Face, efficient June 2022.

CREDIT: Courtesy of The North Face

Jan. 10, 2022: Mo Vachon is becoming a member of Rothy’s because the model’s first-ever VP of retail. Vachon joins Rothy’s with many years of expertise from retailers together with Categorical, Charlotte Russe, and Claire’s and can lead all of Rothy’s retail shops, overseeing retail retailer operations. The model mentioned that he may also oversee the continual growth and implementation of operational methods to evolve the Rothy’s in-store buyer expertise as the corporate expands. “We’re thrilled to welcome Mo Vachon as our new VP of Retail at Rothy’s,” Heather Skidmore Howard, COO at Rothy’s, informed FN. “Mo brings a wealth of data and expertise from quite a lot of retail manufacturers that can be instrumental in driving the expansion of Rothy’s retail shops in his new position.” The transfer comes on the heels of Rothy’s announcement final fall that it’ll open six new shops (doubling its retail footprint) by means of early 2022.

Mo Vachon Joins Rothy's as VP of Retail

Mo Vachon.

CREDIT: Courtesy of Rothy’s

Jan. 10, 2022: Steve Madden has named Arian Simone and Peter A. Davis to its board of administrators. These appointments develop the board to eleven administrators, 9 of whom are unbiased administrators. Simone is president and CEO of Fearless Fund, a enterprise capital fund that invests in girls of color-led companies, which she co-founded in 2018. From 2004 to 2017, Simone was the proprietor of AR PR Advertising and marketing, a publicity and advertising and marketing technique agency.

Davis has over 30 years of expertise within the footwear and attire trade, having held government management positions in gross sales and advertising and marketing with corporations together with Skechers, Fila, Reebok, Pleasure & Mario, and Dynasty Footwear. He additionally based The Notorious Black Sheep Model, an city motion sports activities way of life model. A former participant within the NBA, in the present day Davis runs Pete Davis Basketball, a grassroots group youth basketball group.

“The addition of those administrators enhances our board’s expertise and experiences, and with Arian’s advertising and marketing experience and Pete’s deep trade information, we’re assured they may present invaluable views,” mentioned Edward Rosenfeld, chairman and CEO of Steve Madden Ltd. “We look ahead to their engagement and help in guiding our technique and enhancing worth for all our stakeholders.”

Arian Simone joins Steve Madden Board of Directors

Arian Simone.

CREDIT: Courtesy of Steve Madden

Jan. 6, 2022: Lisa Gurwitch is stepping down as CEO of Delivering Good, a put up she has held since January 2015. Previous to becoming a member of Delivering Good, Gurwitch was senior vice chairman for Institutional Development and Exterior Relations at World Studying. Gary Simmons will change into interim CEO and he and Gurwitch will work carefully over the approaching weeks. The nonprofit has retained the agency of Berglass + Associates to help within the seek for a everlasting president and CEO. Simmons beforehand served on the board of Delivering Good for greater than 20 years, together with greater than 4 years as co-chair. He additionally chaired the board of Youngsters in Distressed Conditions, one of many predecessors to Delivering Good. He was beforehand CEO of Gerber Childrenswear and chair of the American Attire & Footwear Affiliation.

Delivering Good, gala, Ken Downing, Ralph Lauren, Fern Mallis, Michael Bastian, Jessica Wang, fall, charity

Ken Downing, Lisa Gurwitch and Vince Dell’Osa attend Delivering Good’s annual gala.

CREDIT: Courtesy of Delivering Good

Jan. 3, 2022: French luxurious style home Balmain has tapped Emily V. George to serve within the new position of president, Americas, WWD reported. The transfer comes as the style home plots additional development within the essential U.S. market. George, who started her new position on Monday, comes off an virtually 20-year profession at Marc Jacobs Worldwide, w. she most not too long ago served because the SVP of Americas, retail and wholesale. Balmain has six shops in U.S. and is offered throughout Neiman Marcus, Saks Fifth Avenue and Nordstrom shops as properly.


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