NEW YORK — Susan Duffy has been promoted to chief marketing officer of Stuart Weitzman, a division of The Jones Group Inc.
Since April 2011, she has been senior vice president of global marketing and communications at Weitzman. Duffy, who continues to report to executive chairman Stuart Weitzman, will continue to lead marketing, advertising, public relations and social media as the company expands into new markets.
In other news, Sally Ross has been named chief merchandising officer of retail. She will develop and execute merchandising and visual strategies for the global company-owned retail stores and Web sites, and reports to Wayne Kulkin, vice chairman. Most recently, Ross was executive vice president of merchandise for footwear at Jones, before which she was vice president-divisional merchandise manager of women’s footwear at Bergdorf Goodman.
Jonathan Lelonek will join Stuart Weitzman as executive vice president of U.S. wholesale, and will report to Kulkin. He was previously the director of wholesale and merchandising at Prada, where he was responsible for women’s and men’s footwear collections.
Samara Hodgson has joined Stuart Weitzman as vice president, social and digital innovation, reporting to Duffy. Most recently she was the senior producer on the digital technology and innovation team at Estée Lauder.
To support the company’s growth in Asia and add to the Asia-Pacific infrastructure, the company plans to hire a vice president of marketing for Asia. That post will be based in China and the person will report to Duffy.
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