VF Corp. appointed Lauren Guthrie to the position of vice president of global inclusion and diversity (I&D).
Guthrie will be responsible for leading VF’s global I&D efforts and directing, developing and operationalizing the company’s strategy with a focus on transformational change.
Guthrie previously served as VF’s vice president of the Council to Advance Racial Equity (CARE) and Inclusion & Diversity for the Americas Region. She was selected by VF leadership to develop and activate the company’s CARE program to enhance VF’s external racial equity initiatives, while also creating more opportunities to support the Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC) workforce throughout VF and its brands.
With this new appointment, she succeeds Reggie Miller, who is leaving VF to pursue other opportunities. VF recently issued its second Inclusion & Diversity Annual Profile, which provides an overview of the company’s I&D program and its progress toward meeting specific diversity goals.
Tory Burch LLC appointed Thibault Villet as its president of APAC (Asia-Pacific, Australia), effective Dec. 28.
In this role, Villet will oversee all aspects of the brand’s operations in the Asia-Pacific region, reporting to CEO Pierre-Yves Roussel. He joins Tory Burch from One in Beauty, the entity combining the Revlon and Arden brands, where he served as Asia president.
APAC is a key market for Tory Burch and an integral part of its direct-to-consumer business. Since opening its first boutique in the region in 2010, the company has expanded its footprint to include 146 freestanding stores across China, South Korea, Southeast Asia and Australia.
Tory Burch is an American lifestyle brand offering multiple categories ranging from footwear and ready-to-wear to handbags and home. There are more than 300 Tory Burch boutiques across North America, Europe, the Middle East, Latin America, Asia and Australia, and the collection is available at over 3,000 department and specialty stores worldwide and toryburch.com.
At the meeting of the board of the Lanificio F.lli Cerruti dal 1881 Group, Filippo Vadda was named the new company’s new CEO.
Vadda has held positions of increasing responsibility in companies in the fashion, food and automotive industries, such as Barilla, Bain & Co. and Loro Piana, where he worked for more than nine years as head of business development for the textile division and then as head of soft accessories.
The Lanificio F.lli Cerruti Group is divided into two areas–the historical wool mill that produces high-quality textiles, and the network of sales outlets which, under the trademark Il Lanificio, offers men’s and women’s collections in the premium outlet villages in northern Italy and Switzerland.
Alessandro Cannas, who had served as interim CEO, will return to his role as chief financial officer.
Footwear powerhouse Genesco Inc. said chief financial officer (CFO) Melvin G. Tucker has resigned his position, effective Nov. 27. While the company searches for his replacement, CEO Mimi E. Vaughn, who previously served in the CFO role, will serve as the interim finance chief. Vaughn will also oversee a newly established Office of the CFO to provide additional leadership, which will be co-led by Brently G. Baxter, vice president and chief accounting officer, Matthew N. Johnson, vice president and treasurer, and Dave Slater, vice president of financial planning & analysis and investor relations.
Nashville-based Genesco is a specialty retailer selling footwear and accessories in more than 1,475 retail stores throughout the U.S., Canada, the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland, principally under the names Journeys, Journeys Kidz, Schuh, Schuh Kids, Little Burgundy, Johnston & Murphy, and on branded websites.
UPS announced the election of Kate Johnson, president of Microsoft U.S., and Russell Stokes, president and CEO of GE Aviation Services and chairman of GE Power Portfolio, to the UPS board of directors.
In addition, UPS announced that John Stankey is leaving the board to focus on his responsibilities as CEO of AT&T Inc., a position he was appointed to in July. Stankey had served on the board since 2014.
Johnson joins the Risk Committee, and the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee. Stokes joins the Compensation Committee, and the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee.