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Shuffle Board: CEO Named for PVH Americas, Cotton Inc. Elects New Chair, Michael Kors Gets Women’s President

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PVH Corp.

PVH Corp. announced that Trish Donnelly, former CEO of Urban Outfitters Group, will join the company as CEO of PVH Americas.

PVH said the addition of this new role to the leadership team is an important step toward achieving the company’s global priority to build upon its core strengths and connect them more closely with where the consumer is going.

As CEO of PVH Americas, Donnelly will have responsibility for the Calvin Klein, Tommy Hilfiger and Heritage Brands businesses in the Americas and for the global Calvin Klein brand. This new regional approach is modeled on PVH’s proven structure in Europe. Donnelly will oversee the company’s North America-based brand leaders, including Calvin Klein CEO Cheryl-Abel Hodges.

Prior to her seven years with Urban Outfitters, Donnelly directly influenced and elevated J. Crew Group’s e-commerce business and spent over a decade at Ralph Lauren focused on product and merchandising across categories.

Donnelly will join the organization on Feb. 16 and will be based at PVH’s New York headquarters, reporting directly to Larsson.

Michael Kors

Capri Holdings Limited appointed Tanya Golesic as president of women’s for Michael Kors, reporting to John D. Idol, chairman and CEO of the accessible luxury firm.

Since 2016, Golesic has been the president of Jimmy Choo North America, also owned by Capri Holdings, where she played an integral role in the expansion of the footwear-focused label into a full luxury, lifestyle brand. Prior to that, Golesic held executive positions at Canada Goose, Marc Jacobs and Ralph Lauren.

Delivering Good

Delivering Good, an organization that supports people affected by poverty and tragedy through new merchandise donations from retailers and manufacturers, hired Joel Weiss as director of development.

In this role, Weiss will have the primary responsibility for fundraising and advancement activities, including the development and launch of the organization’s first formal planned giving program. He will be based in New York City and report directly to president and CEO Lisa Gurwitch. Weiss will spearhead Delivering Good’s development efforts alongside the organization’s board member and financial resource development committee chair Vince Dell’Osa.

Weiss joins Delivering Good following a six-year tenure as senior vice president for advancement at Jewish Senior Life in Rochester, N.Y., where he directed the day-to-day operations of its foundation’s comprehensive fund development efforts and managed its $55 million endowment. Since 1985, Delivering Good has distributed over $2 billion of new clothing, home goods, toys, furniture, books and other consumer products through its network of more than 800 community partners.

Textiles

Cotton Incorporated

Van Murphy, a cotton grower from Quitman, Ga., was elected to a two year-year term as chairman of the board of Cotton Incorporated at the Cotton Board and Cotton Incorporated Joint Meeting.

Murphy brings a wealth of cotton leadership to the position, including his role as immediate vice chair for the Cotton Inc. board and more than a decade of service as a Cotton Board director. Additionally, Murphy is a past president of the National Cotton Ginners Association and a past president of the Southeastern Cotton Ginners Association.

Murphy and his wife, Julie, run a farming operation that includes cotton, peanuts and hay, as well as brood cows and a quarter house operation.

Retail

Lids

Sports retailer Lids promoted Nick Corthier to chief financial officer.

Corthier’s experience with Lids began more than 20 years ago when he first joined the retailer as a sales associate in 2000, a role he held throughout his high school and early college years. After graduating from Indiana University, Corthier began his career in finance at Deloitte & Touche, where he held several public accounting roles with the company over eight years. Corthier returned to Lids in 2013 as its director of finance, where he continued to climb the ranks in the company’s finance team.

Corthier was previously Lids’ senior vice president of finance, a role he had held since 2019. Since his return to Lids eight years ago, Corthier’s role has included the divestiture of Lids from Genesco during the Ames Watson acquisition in 2019, implementation of Microsoft D365 Finance, Commerce and Operations, and leading the transition of Lids finance to a more operational function of the business.

In this new role, Corthier will lead long range forecasting and analysis of company results on key business decisions. In addition to overseeing all financial reporting, treasury, loss prevention, IT and human resources, he will be actively involved with store operations, real estate, marketing, and buying and merchandising on key business activities.

Lids is the largest headwear retailer in North America, with 28 million sold per year across its 1,200 locations. Beyond hats, Lids is the largest brick and mortar retailer of licensed sports product in North America and has a fast-growing non-sports branded business.

Trove

Trove, a company that powers circular shopping for leading brands, including Levi’s, Patagonia, REI, Eileen Fisher and Arc’teryx, appointed Gayle Tait as president and chief operating officer.

She will report directly to CEO Andy Ruben. Tait joins Trove from Google, where she served as senior director of global retail and payments activation for Google Play. Prior to that, she spent nearly 15 years with L’Oréal, most recently serving as managing director for the U.K. and Ireland.

In the second half of 2020, Trove partnered with Levi’s to launch Levi’s SecondHand, a buy-back program that enables consumers to exchange pre-owned Levi’s apparel in-store for a gift card. Each Trove re-commerce partner eliminates 11,000 pounds of waste on average each year and diverts 41 percent of carbon dioxide from entering the air for every item that is purchased used versus new.

Trove builds technology that allows brands to take control of their resale marketplaces, deepening customer loyalty and generating new profits. The company provides white-label technology and end-to-end operations that power circular shopping for premium and luxury brands.

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