In this newly created role, Lopez is responsible for leading Abercrombie & Fitch’s sustainability, community giving and inclusion and diversity functions as the company looks to broaden these ongoing efforts and embed the ESG strategy into its business operations.
He joins Abercrombie from Hewlett Packard Enterprise, an edge-to-cloud platform-as-a-service company, where he served as its chief diversity officer. In that role, he was responsible for diversifying the workforce and driving strategies that fostered an inclusive experience for employees.
In his new position, Lopez will be a member of Abercrombie & Fitch’s executive steering committee and will report directly to chief human resources officer Holly May.
Sidney Toledano, chairman and CEO of the LVMH Fashion Group, announced the appointment of Camille Miceli as artistic director of the Pucci brand.
Miceli began her career in 1989 working in public relations at Chanel. In 1997, she joined Louis Vuitton as RTW communication director and in 2002, she became fashion jewelry creative director and fine jewelry consultant.
In 2009, she was appointed creative director for fashion jewelry and creative consultant for leather goods at Christian Dior Couture. Since 2014, Miceli has held the position of accessories creative director at Louis Vuitton.
Tapestry Inc. revealed that Hanneke Faber was appointed to the company’s board of directors.
The appointment brings the board membership to 11, including 10 independent directors. Faber currently serves as president of global foods and refreshment at Unilever PLC. She has nearly 30 years of experience in consumer goods and retail, having also held global leadership roles at Royal Ahold Delhaize and The Procter & Gamble Company.
Faber is also a board member at the World Economic Forum Food Stewards Board, Food Drink Europe and Leading Executives Advancing Diversity (LEAD).
Tapestry’s brands include Coach, Kate Spade New York and Stuart Weitzman.
Underwear brand TomboyX announced a changing of the guard.
Co-founders Fran Dunaway and Naomi Gonzalez will hand the reins to chief operating officer Leslie Garrard, who assumes the role of CEO. Dunaway and Gonzalez will remain with the company, continuing to partner on strategic brand projects in a part-time capacity. Dunaway will remain on the board of directors.
Since Garrard joined as TomboyX in October 2020, she has led the team in developing its strategic plan, launching new product collections and brand collaborations, growing the company’s wholesale business, diversifying the supply chain and executing a warehouse move. Previously, she spent five years at outdoor retailer REI in multiple leadership roles.
As CEO, Garrard will focus on driving scaled growth and continued community impact for the TomboyX brand, building off the progress and expansion TomboyX has experienced since its founding in 2012.
In addition to Garrard’s ascension, the company has promoted two key employees to its leadership team and added a new member. Chief financial officer Ryan Letson adds the chief operating office title, leading finance, technology, business operations, logistics, customer service, legal and human resources. Katrine Fritz becomes chief merchant, promoted from vice president of merchandising/design/planning. She will lead design, merchandise strategy, planning, wholesale, collaborations and product development and sourcing.
TomboyX also welcomed new chief marketing officer Amy Sellers, who assumes leadership of all marketing, digital and creative initiatives. She recently served as VP of marketing at Flyhomes.
Launched in 2013, TomboyX is a women-owned, gender-neutral apparel brand based in Seattle.
The Office of Southeast Asia and Pacific Affairs is responsible for USTR’s trade and investment relations with the countries of Southeast Asia, as well as Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific Islands. The office works to advance the agency’s priorities regionally through initiatives with the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and coordinates regional and multilateral engagement.
Kent Shigetomi will serve as acting assistant USTR for WTO and multilateral affairs once Shackleford assumes her new role.
Prior to her five-year stint in her most recent role, in which she was responsible for coordinating U.S. trade policies in the WTO and other multilateral forums and was the functional lead for multilateral and bilateral work on technical barriers to trade, good regulatory practices, customs and trade facilitation, trade remedies, industrial subsidies and government procurement, Shackleford was the deputy assistant USTR for India, Nepal and Bhutan.