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Shuffle Board: New Premiere Vision Fashion Director, Skechers Board Shakeup, Lions Not Sheep Apparel Names President

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Lions Not Sheep Apparel

Lions Not Sheep Apparel announced the hiring of former Tapout co-founder Dan Caldwell as its new president and chief operating officer, effective Jan. 3.

Caldwell has extensive experience spanning 24 years in the apparel brand industry and was the co-founder and president of the global combat sports brand Tapout. He was instrumental in growing Tapout to $350 million in revenue and led the sale of the company to Authentic Brands Group in 2010.

Caldwell will oversee the company’s day-to-day operations, implement strategic growth initiatives, strengthen the company’s supply chains and develop production partnerships. His extensive experience in the apparel market will help the company significantly scale its global operations.

Headquartered in Bluffdale, Utah, Lions Not Sheep Apparel is an apparel and lifestyle company.

Skechers

Skechers USA Inc. announced that Zulema Garcia was named to its board of directors and appointed to serve on the company’s Audit Committee.

In addition, the company announced that four current members–Jeffrey Greenberg, Geyer Kosinski, Richard Rappaport and Tom Walsh–have resigned from the board, bringing the total number of directors to seven. The resignations were not the result of any disagreement with the company or any of its affiliates on any matter relating to operations, strategy, policies or practices.

Garcia is senior vice president of internal audit at Herbalife Nutrition, a global nutrition company.

The Skechers board is now comprised of Skechers founder, chairman and CEO Robert Greenberg; Skechers president Michael Greenberg, Skechers chief operating officer David Weinberg, as well as independent members Katherine Blair, Morton Erlich, Garcia and Richard Siskind.

Skechers designs, develops and markets a diverse range of lifestyle and performance footwear, apparel and accessories for men, women and children. The company’s collections are available in the United States and over 170 countries and territories via department and specialty stores, and direct to consumers through 4,170 company- and third-party-owned retail stores and e-commerce websites.

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Première Vision

Desolina Suter will join the Première Vision team as fashion director in January.

Suter is an expert in materials, colors and trends, and has been Première Vision’s fashion correspondent in Italy for nearly 15 years. She will be in charge of coordinating the Première Vision fashion team, charged with planning the organization of forward-looking fashion information at a time of important changes to the Première Vision show calendar: Première Vision Paris will now be held in July instead of September. This involves developing seasonal directions in advance of the shows in collaboration with international experts and professionals, and in association with exhibiting manufacturers.

Suter will also adapt key seasonal, material and color directions to the needs of the market to provide support to manufacturers as they develop their collections of materials, and will develop new communication channels and tools to transmit Première Vision’s fashion information to its target audiences of exhibiting manufacturers, designers and creative fashion and accessories brands.

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Commerce Department

Maria Lago was sworn in as undersecretary of commerce for international trade at the Department of Commerce.

Lago was most recently director of the NYC Department of City Planning and chair of the City Planning Commission. Lago previously served in the Obama Administration as the Treasury Department’s assistant secretary for international markets and development. In this capacity, she oversaw the U.S. government’s overseas development activities with the World Bank and its regional counterparts. In addition, she directed Treasury’s portfolio on international financial services regulation, climate finance, trade in financial services, and technical assistance to developing countries on public financial management.

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