Dec. 7, 2016: Iconix Brand Group Inc., owner of Candie’s, Material Girl, London Fog and other brands, announced that Jamie Cygielman will be joining the company as EVP and chief marketing office, effective Jan. 3. Cygielman has previously served in roles at The Jones Group, Madison Square Garden, Mattel and Revlon.
Dec. 5, 2016: Outdoor footwear company Keen has named Jens Christian Meier its EVP of its global value chain. Meier — who has spent 20 years at Ecco Footwear in various leadership roles — recently served as COO and managing director of Legero Shoes in Austria. Meier joined Keen on Dec. 1.
Dec. 5, 2016: The Footwear Distributors & Retailers of America (FDRA) announced the elevation of its president, Matt Priest, to the role of CEO. In this enhanced role, Priest will continue to lead the 72-year-old association, which he joined in 2009 as president. Prior to his FDRA tenure, Priest served as deputy assistant secretary and senior advisor to the Secretary of Commerce on Trade at the U.S. Department of Commerce. He also served as a senior legislative aide on Capitol Hill.
Dec. 1, 2016: Alberto Oliveros is heading to Hong Kong. The former Level Shoes head buyer has been named GMM of On Pedder, a division of the Pedder Group.