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Shuffle Board: New Execs at Hanesbrands, Pentland; Biden Appoints FTC Acting Chair



Hanesbrands named Joe Cavaliere to the newly created role of group president, global innerwear, effective Feb. 8.

Howard Upchurch, group president, innerwear Americas, announced his retirement after 34 years with the company. Upchurch joined the company as a marketing assistant in the hosiery business. He was a leader in creating the company’s integrated innerwear organization and led the expansion of the Hanes brand into new retail channels.

Cavaliere brings more than 30 years of leadership in major transformations, sales, marketing and operations to Hanesbrands, where he will be responsible for apparel brands, including Hanes, Bonds, Maidenform, Playtex, Bali and DIM.

He joins Hanesbrands from C&S Wholesale Grocers, where he was president and general manager of the company’s retail chain division. Prior to joining C&S in 2018, he was president and global chief customer officer at Newell Brands with accountability for global customer development and geographic responsibility for Europe, Middle East, Africa, Canada, Australia and New Zealand.

Pentland Brands

Sara Brennan was appointed as Pentland Brands new positive business director.

In this newly created leadership role, Brennan will be tasked with looking at how the company accelerates the positive business strategy to deliver on its commitment to take action for people and the planet.

She joined Pentland as head of corporate responsibility in January 2019 and played a key role in further embedding sustainability across the organization. More recently, she was instrumental in ensuring high standards of responsibility, accountability and transparency with suppliers and partners during the pandemic.

Prior to Pentland, Brennan held a number of sustainability and ethical trade roles across the consumer goods, petroleum and chemical sectors, working for the likes of the Colart Group, Huntsman Corporation and Givaudan.

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Retail Industry Leaders Association

The Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA) promoted Erin Hiatt to vice president of corporate social responsibility (CSR).

This is a new role for the association reflecting the retail industry’s accelerated commitment to corporate governance and sustainability issues. Hiatt joined RILA in 2012 and has served in several roles, most recently as senior director for sustainability and innovation.

In this new role, Hiatt will lead RILA’s broader CSR issue portfolio that includes member communities focused on sustainability, responsible sourcing, energy management, diversity and inclusion, and supporting members’ environmental, social, and governance (ESG) engagement practices.

Hiatt was recently selected to join the Sustainable Accounting Standards Board’s (SASB) Standards Advisory Group for consumer goods and currently is the only retail trade association represented. Hiatt’s participation on SASB’s Advisory Board will add value to RILA’s CSR program.

RILA also added five new leaders to its board of directors, elected during the group’s semi-annual meeting held virtually. The new board members are Michelle Gass, CEO of Kohl’s Corp.; Shelley Bransten, corporate vice president of global consumer goods and retail industries at Microsoft Corp.; Mark LaVigne, CEO of Energizer Holdings Inc.; Bob Palmer, CEO of C&S Wholesale Grocers Inc., and Karyn Schoenbart, CEO of The NPD Group.


JLL announced Charlotte Elstob as senior vice president of global business development in the firm’s retail, industrial and logistics business lines.

Elstob will guide clients seeking to grow their retail and industrial international presence. Previously, Elstob started as a graduate surveyor and later became a director in the JLL U.K. retail and leisure team, where she advised international landlords in London and throughout the U.K.

In the firm’s New York office, she is now the leading advisor dedicated to cross-border retail and industrial expansion. In addition to her role on the Global Retail Board, Elstob will also join the JLL Global Industrial Board.

While Elstob will focus on expanding client business globally, she will also work with leaders from JLL’s Retail and Industrial business lines to keep clients informed during COVID-19 about global marketplace conditions, the state of the industry, as well as recovery efforts.

JLL is a professional services firm that specializes in real estate and investment management. JLL is a Fortune 500 company with annual revenue of $18 billion in 2019, operations in more than 80 countries and a global workforce of over 92,000.


Pitney Bowes

Pitney Bowes, a global technology company that provides solutions in the areas of e-commerce, shipping, mailing and financial services, appointed Ana Maria Chadwick executive vice president and chief financial officer (CFO).

Chadwick joins Pitney Bowes from GE Capital, where she held several executive positions, most recently president and CEO of GE Capital Global Legacy Solutions. She will report to Pitney Bowes president and CEO Marc Lautenbach and will be responsible for the financial operations of the company. Joseph Catapano, who has been serving as interim CFO, will return to his position as chief accounting officer.



President Biden designated Rebecca Kelly Slaughter as acting chair of the Federal Trade Commission. Slaughter has served as a commissioner since May 2018.

As a commissioner, Slaughter has been an advocate for greater resources for the FTC and promoted equity and inclusion efforts. She has championed aggressive use of the FTC’s authorities. She has also been particularly outspoken about combatting systemic racism, growing threats to competition, and the broad abuse of consumers’ data.

Before joining the FTC, Slaughter served as chief counsel to Sen. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.), now the Senate Majority Leader.