NEW YORK — Laura Lendrum, who served as president of Gucci America for nearly two years, has left the firm. Lendrum resigned to pursue other opportunities.

This story first appeared in the April 6, 2012 issue of WWD. Subscribe Today.

The executive joined Gucci in 1997, and moved to Yves Saint Laurent America as president in 2001. She was named Gucci America president in 2010, supporting the development of the business here. During that time, Gucci opened a number of stores, including an 11,000-square-foot unit in Crystals at CityCenter in Las Vegas and a 6,445-square-foot boutique at NorthPark Center in Dallas.

At the end of 2011, North America accounted for 18 percent of total Gucci revenues.

Gucci president and chief executive officer Patrizio di Marco will oversee the Americas region in the interim until the company names a successor.

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