Trish Donnelly Said Headed to Urban Outfitters

Retailer to name her head of North America.

Trish Donnelly, president of Steven Alan, is believed headed to Urban Outfitters Inc. An announcement could be made soon, sources said. Donnelly, the sources said, will be president of Urban Outfitters North America, reporting to Ted Marlow, chief executive of the Urban Outfitters brand. Officials of Urban Outfitters Inc. could not be reached Wednesday night to comment on whether Donnelly was joining the company.

Prior to Steven Alan, Donnelly was an executive vice president at J. Crew Group. Earlier, she worked at Cole Haan and Ralph Lauren.

Urban Outfitters Inc. operates the Anthropologie, Bhldn, Free People, Terrain and Urban Outfitters brands. The company overall performed well last year though last quarter the Urban Outfitters brand experienced a high level of markdowns and reduced margins.