NEW YORK — Calvin Klein Inc., which celebrated its 40th anniversary during New York Fashion Week, is in promotions mode.
Tom Murry has been elevated to president and chief executive officer. Murry, who joined the company from Tahari Inc. in 1996, has served as CKI’s president and chief operating officer for the past six years. In that time, he has played an instrumental role in CKI’s smooth integration into Phillips-Van Heusen Corp., as well as the company’s growth worldwide.
Barry Schwartz, who cofounded the firm with Calvin Klein, was the last person to hold the ceo title, in addition to that of chairman.
“Under Tom’s leadership, the Calvin Klein business has more than doubled in size to over $6 billion in global retail sales,” said Emanuel Chirico, ceo of PVH.
Melisa Goldie, senior vice president of creative services at CRK Advertising, the company’s in-house advertising agency, was promoted to executive vice president and chief creative officer at CRK Advertising. Goldie will continue to oversee CKI’s creative development, strategic planning and the execution of the creative with the licensees. She takes on the additional responsibilities of overseeing CRK’s fashion office and global advertising departments, which will report to her. The company’s creative studio, print production and broadcast production will continue to report to Goldie.
In addition, Malcolm Carfrae was named executive vice president of global communications. Carfrae was senior vice president of global communications. He will continue to oversee all global communications, including celebrity services and special events.
In July, CKI promoted Ellen Rodriguez to executive vice president of global licensing and marketing. Rodriguez had been executive vice president of licensing. In her expanded role, she will also handle responsibilities for marketing, as well as licensing in the company’s international offices.
Also that month, Pamela Bradford was named CKI’s executive vice president and general counsel. Bradford was senior vice president and general counsel. She will continue to work on day-to-day corporate legal strategies, including licensing contracts.
Goldie, Carfrae, Rodriguez and Bradford all report to Murry.
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