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Shuffle Board: Old Navy Names New Head of Creative, SAC Appoints Executive Director

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Old Navy

Gap Inc. announced that Nancy Green, who currently leads the Athleta brand, will shift in early August to a newly created role as president and chief creative officer of Old Navy.

In this new role, Green will lead Old Navy’s design, production, merchandising and marketing functions, and will report to Sonia Syngal, president and CEO of Old Navy. While a search is under way for Athleta’s next president, the brand’s leadership team will report to Gap Inc. CEO Art Peck.

Prior to joining Athleta in 2013, Green served as executive vice president and chief creative officer at Old Navy, leading the merchandising, design and production teams.

Ascena

Ascena Retail Group Inc. announced that Dan Lamadrid, senior vice president of finance and chief accounting officer, was promoted to executive vice president and chief financial officer, effective Aug. 4.

Lamadrid replaces Robb Giammatteo, who informed the company that he intends to leave Ascena at the end of August. Giammatteo, who will serve as a senior advisor during the month of August, has worked closely with Lamadrid over the last two years and will continue to do so over the next month to ensure a smooth transition.

Lamadrid will report directly to CEO Gary Muto.

Lamadrid joined Ascena in 2017 after serving as senior vice president and chief accounting officer at Vitamin Shoppe, and vice president and controller at Ralph Lauren.

Ascena Retail Group is a national specialty retailer offering apparel, shoes, and accessories for women in its premium fashion segment under the Ann Taylor, Loft and Lou & Grey nameplates; Plus fashion with Lane Bryant, Catherines and Cacique), and for tween girls in the Justice chain, with a combined 3,500 stores throughout the U.S., Canada and Puerto Rico.

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PrAna

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Sustainable apparel brand prAna appointed Marcie Peters as vice president of global sales.

Before joining prAna, Peters was director of department store sales at Under Armour. Prior to that, she was president and general manager at Amoena and director of sales at Spanx.

The prAna brand is owned by Columbia Sportswear Co. PrAna features versatile active lifestyle apparel and accessories designed and manufactured with an emphasis on sustainable materials and processes.

Sustainability

Sustainable Apparel Coalition

The Sustainable Apparel Coalition (SAC), an association representing the apparel, footwear and textile industry in sustainability, announced that its board of directors confirmed the appointment of Amina Razvi as executive director. Razvi has assumed day-to-day leadership of the SAC and has responsibility for its global operations.

Razvi has worked at the SAC since 2015. Prior to her new role, she served as vice president of membership and then as interim executive director. Under Razvi’s previous position, the SAC strategically expanded its global presence and impact, increasing membership from 135 to more than 250, and expanding the Higg Index customer base from approximately 1,800 to more than 13,000 global users.

She succeeds Jason Kibbey, who is now CEO of Higg Co, which was recently spun out of the SAC to support the technology development of the Higg Index.

Razvi was also elected to the board of the Apparel Impact Institute and will support coordinating efforts between the two organizations. The Apparel Impact Institute is an industry collaboration focused on driving sustainability performance improvements.