LAUREN PROMOTES FOUR EXECUTIVES IN RETAIL GROUP

NEW YORK — In recognition of Polo Ralph Lauren Retail Group’s growth over the last year, the company has promoted four executives.
Bridget Ryan Berman was named president of Factory Outlets of America, the Ralph Lauren outlet business, and Polo Jeans Company retail stores. She is responsible for all aspects of merchandising, real estate and store operations.
Berman, who joined Polo Ralph Lauren in 1992 and reports to Donna Barbieri, president and chief operating officer of Polo Ralph Lauren Retail Group, was most recently senior vice president of merchandising for FOA and Polo Jeans stores.
Craig Leavitte was named executive vice president of stores for FOA and Polo Jeans. He joined Polo in 1984 and was senior vice president of stores and real estate. He reports to Berman.
Also at Polo Retail, Alfredo Paredes was appointed senior vice president and creative director for creative services and Polo store development. He was vice president and creative director for creative services and Polo store development.
Steven Grasso was named senior vice president of design, development and administration for creative services and Polo store development. He was vice president of that area.
Grasso and Paredes report to Barbieri.

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