CLAIBORNE PROMOTION: Liz Claiborne Inc. on Friday appointed Julie Dimperio president of its First Issue and Russ brands. Dimperio reports to Helen McCluskey, president of the special markets group. Dimperio joined Liz Claiborne in August 2000 as vice president and general manager for the Villager and Russ brands. Prior to that, she was senior vice president of Austin Reed at International Women’s Apparel.

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