NEW CHIEF: Following an executive shakeup Friday, IMG Worldwide named Catherine Bennett senior vice president and managing director of IMG Fashion Events and Properties. Bennett is joining from the Council of Fashion Designers of America, where she spent the past four years serving as director of business affairs and working on building the corporate partnership program as well as on other initiatives like the CFDA {Fashion Incubator} and Fashion Targets Breast Cancer. Prior to the CFDA, she was a business affairs executive at the William Morris Agency in New York. She also had stints as a media relations consultant to the Central Parks Summer Stage and as account manager at Hill & Knowlton’s arts and entertainment division.

At IMG, Bennett will report to Chuck Bennett, president of IMG Golf, Tennis, Fashion and Events and Federations. She is succeeding Peter Levy, who left the company Friday. Alison Levy, IMG Fashion’s director of global marketing and communications, also exited that day.

This story first appeared in the March 26, 2013 issue of WWD. Subscribe Today.