Dan Orwig, vice president and group director of men’s wear at Itochu Prominent USA, has been named president and chief executive officer of The Father’s Day/Mother’s Day Council Inc.
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Orwig will work with the committees to oversee operations and expand fund-raising activities for the organization. He succeeds Stuart Goldblatt, executive vice president of Macy’s Merchandising Group, who will continue to serve on both the board and the executive committee.
“I am honored to be part of an organization that has tirelessly worked to raise money and awareness for children and families in need by honoring inspirational and dedicated parents,” he said. “I look forward to working with both the Mother’s Day and Father’s Day Committees as we continue this important philanthropic tradition.”
“Dan’s cooperative spirit and tireless commitment have contributed to the Council’s success since he first joined us in 2007,” said Goldblatt. “I am confident that his remarkable leadership and dedication will be instrumental to our organization’s next phase of growth and success.”
At Itochu, Orwig oversees the brands in the men’s portfolio, including Vince Camuto, Perry Ellis and Chester Barrie.
The National Father’s Day/Mother’s Day Council Inc. has donated more than $30 million to date to charities nationwide.