• HICKEY MANAGER HEADS TO JA APPAREL: Hickey, the contemporary offshoot of Hickey Freeman, has lost another employee. The line’s brand manager, Fernando Rodriguez, has jumped to JA Apparel, where he will serve as brand manager for Joseph Abboud clothing. In his new post, he will oversee marketing, branding, advertising and publicity for the company’s main business. He will report to Trudy Larson, vice president of marketing.
This story first appeared in the August 25, 2009 issue of WWD. Subscribe Today.