NEW YORK — Men’s wear stalwart Karen Murray exited Liz Claiborne in a corporate restructuring announced Wednesday, after the market had closed.
Murray, who held the title of group president, had been with the $5 billion company for 15 years. Up until February, she had been responsible for the company’s men’s wear brands, including Claiborne, Enyce, Concepts by Claiborne, and Axcess Men’s. Her departure from the company may have been telegraphed then, when new CEO Bill McComb gave Murray’s men’s wear portfolio to Pamela Thomas-Graham, another group president, in a move to consolidate brand stewardship of the Liz Claiborne brand under a single executive.
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