Greenwich, Conn.-based Camuto Group has named Richard Kelsey president of Kensiegirl footwear, a new licensed collection of juniors’ shoes.
Kelsey will report to Camuto Group President Bob Galvin and will work to grow the line, which debuts at FFANY next week.
“We plan on using the design and production capabilities of the Camuto Group to establish Kensiegirl as a leader in young fashion footwear across the U.S.,” Kelsey told Footwear News.
Kelsey comes to the Camuto Group from Kenneth Cole footwear, where he served as group VP. Earlier in his career, he was president of Encore Shoe/Zodiac and worked in varied capacities for Maine Woods Footwear and Brown Shoe Co.
Finish Line Creates New Chief Position
On Wednesday, The Finish Line Inc. announced the appointment of Gary Cohen to the post of chief administrative officer. In this newly created role, Cohen will oversee the legal, human resources and business planning departments for the Indianapolis-based retailer.
Cohen has a long history at Finish Line, having served as EVP, general counsel and secretary of the company since April 2000. Prior to that, he worked with Finish Line on real estate matters as a partner at the Cohen and Morelock law firm.
“In his new position, he will be able to improve the quality of our decision-making processes and development capabilities in key corporate areas, which is essential to driving enhanced value and profitable growth for our shareholders,” Finish Line CEO Glenn Lyon said in a statement.
Hibbett Sports Promotes VP
Birmingham, Ala.-based Hibbett Sports Inc. has promoted director of information systems Terry Mayfield to VP and chief information officer.
Mayfield has been with the company since 2005 and has a strong IT background.
“We believe strongly that continued investments in our systems area will be vital to our future growth and profitability,” Chairman and CEO Mickey Newsome said in a statement. “It is our goal to be recognized in our industry as a leader in this area, and we believe that with Terry’s leadership we can achieve that goal.”