In Brief: Polo Promotion … Fortunoff Names Geraghty

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POLO PROMOTION: Polo Ralph Lauren has named Garine Zerounian senior director, international public relations, effective Jan.1. Zerounian joined the company in December 2004 as director of women’s public relations and was promoted to senior director of women’s public relations. In the new post, Zerounian will oversee communications for Ralph Lauren’s apparel bands in Latin America, Asia and Australia, working with Polo’s global marketing and fashion teams on events and celebrity dressing. She reports to Wendy Smith, senior vice president of corporate communications.

FORTUNOFF NAMES GERAGHTY: Fortunoff, the 84-year-old Uniondale, N.Y., jewelry retailer, has appointed Michael Geraghty chief financial and administrative officer. Geraghty most recently was chairman of Filene’s/Kaufman’s prior to the Federated acquisition of May Department Stores Co. in 2005. He replaces Len Tabs, who has retired. In September, Fortunoff unveiled plans to open as many as five more doors on the East Coast by 2008 and launched an ad campaign featuring model Petra Nemcova. In November 2004, Fortunoff agreed to a recapitalization transaction with two equity firms, Trimaran Capital Partners and Kier Group. Fortunoff’s has annual sales of about $500 million.

This story first appeared in the December 15, 2006 issue of WWD.  Subscribe Today.