Jan Singer, chief executive officer of Spanx, has been nominated to the board of Kate Spade. The company said Thursday that Bernard W. Aronson and Kay Koplovitz will not be standing for reelection at the company’s 2015 annual shareholders’ meeting, where Singer will stand for election. Prior to being named ceo of Spanx last July, Singer was with Nike as corporate vice president of global apparel and corporate vice president of global footwear. Earlier she was vice president and general manager, global product, merchandising and marketing for Reebok International Ltd.’s women’s business. She has also held key marketing and global communications roles at Chanel, Calvin Klein and Prada.
“Jan’s branding and marketing experience in a range of categories makes her an outstanding fit for our board as we focus on our four category pillars, women’s, men’s, children’s and home,” said Craig Leavitt, ceo of Spade. “We look forward to her contributions and insight as we continue to expand into a powerful, global, multichannel lifestyle brand.”