Mona Swanson is joining Michael Kors in the role of vice president of communications, U.S., a new position at the company. Dinesh Kandiah will continue his role as vice president of global communications, developing communications and marketing worldwide. Both Swanson and Kandiah report to Francesca Leoni, senior vice president, chief brand officer.

Swanson, who starts her new role Aug. 20, is joining Kors from Valentino, where she previously worked with Leoni as vice president of communications, U.S.