NEW YORK — Liz Claiborne Inc. has named Lydia Gollner to be president of Sigrid Olsen and City Unltd.
Gollner joins the brands after serving as president of DKNY Jeans and DKNY Active, also under the Claiborne umbrella. In her new job, she also is the liaison to the recently acquired Mac & Jac, Kenzie and Kenziegirl brands.
“Sigrid Olsen, City Unltd. and Mac & Jac are poised for significant growth, and Lydia is the ideal person to guide each brand in the right direction,’’ Pamela Thomas-Graham, group president of better and moderate department store brands, said in a statement. “She is an exceptional merchant and has forged strong relationships with retailers.”
Gollner replaces Becky Blair, who left the company to pursue other opportunities.
Janice Sullivan is succeeding Gollner as president of DKNY Jeans and DKNY Active. Sullivan oversees all aspects of the women’s, men’s and junior lines, and reports to Susan Davidson, group president of denim and non-apparel.
Sullivan was vice president-general manager of DKNY Jeans and Active men’s and juniors.
“Janice is a strong manager who really knows the DKNY brand,” Davidson said in the statement. “She has excellent retail relationships and great merchandising and product skills.”