DR. VITALE, I PRESUME?: Daniella Vitale, chief operating officer and senior executive vice president of Barneys New York, will deliver the keynote address at LIM College’s 75th annual commencement exercises on May 22 at Lincoln Center’s Avery Fisher Hall in New York. Vitale will also be presented with LIM College’s Distinguished Achievement Award and will receive an honorary Doctor of Commercial Science degree at the ceremony. “I am honored to receive this recognition and more importantly getting any opportunity to speak to a graduating class on all the good things to come,” said Vitale.

A 1986 graduate of LIM College, Vitale’s career includes stints at Salvatore Ferragamo, Giorgio Armani, Gucci America and Barneys, which she joined in 2010 as chief merchant and executive vice president. She was elevated to her current post in 2012. Vitale oversees business development, digital strategy, store operations and women’s merchandising for Barneys.

This story first appeared in the January 28, 2014 issue of WWD. Subscribe Today.

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