POLO PROMOTES: Polo Ralph Lauren’s Nancy Murray has been promoted to senior vice president of corporate affairs, a new position. Murray, who was vice president of investor relations, is adding responsibilities for worldwide oversight of corporate, employee and fashion communications, as well as investor relations. She will now report to Ralph Lauren, chairman and chief executive officer, as well as continue to report to Roger Farah, president and chief operating officer. On fashion and corporate communications matters, she will report to David Lauren, senior vice president of marketing, advertising and communications.

BRAGGING RIGHTS: The Black Retail Action Group on Friday night presented Business Achievement Awards to Max Wilson, vice president of women’s design at Polo Ralph Lauren Corp.; eveningwear designer Eric Gaskins; Ava Hill-Gaunt, vice president and divisional merchandise manager of kids at Bob’s Stores, and John R. Thompson, senior vice president at Bestbuy.com and Retail Information Systems at Best Buy. BRAG’s32nd annual gala also honored Susan Van Brackle, founder of MIKSU Cosmetics, with the JJ Thomas Young Innovator’s Award.

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