NEW YORK — Susan Kellogg has resigned from her post as chief executive officer of Elie Tahari.

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The company confirmed the executive’s resignation on Tuesday, citing a reorganization of top management. Elie Tahari, who serves as the company’s chairman, is reassuming the ceo responsibilities now that Kellogg has left the firm.

Kellogg, who officially joined Elie Tahari in January 2008, was charged with helping the company’s domestic and global growth. She oversaw the company’s wholesale, retail and global sales in both women’s and men’s apparel and accessories. Kellogg was also in charge of areas such as merchandising, marketing, product development, production and licensing.

Kellogg came to Tahari from Liz Claiborne Inc., where she was group president overseeing apparel for the bridge and contemporary lines. She joined Claiborne as vice president of sales for Lizsport in 1998 and became group president in 2004, in charge of such brands as Juicy Couture, Ellen Tracy, Dana Buchman, Laundry by Shelli Segal and Prana. She left in February 2007 during an executive shake-up.

Over the past few years, Tahari has expanded his business to include men’s wear and accessories, and made a push into global markets.

“It’s imperative during these challenging economic times to stay focused on the product and close to the customer,” said Tahari. “I can’t say enough wonderful things about Susan, and I am grateful for the many contributions she has made to the company.”

Kellogg couldn’t be reached for comment on her plans.