Nine West Promotes Wholesale Presidents

Nine West Group has announced the internal appointment of three new wholesale presidents for the Nine West, AK Anne Klein and Bandolino brands.

After holding several sales positions in the Bandolino division, Katie Butler will now head wholesale for the Nine West label. Butler joined the company in 2002, after serving in merchandising roles at May Company, Lord & Taylor and Federated.

Kristina Wilson will rise to the post of Bandolino wholesale president, replacing Butler. Most recently, she was the SVP of sales for Nine West wholesale. The SUNY Plattsburg alum joined the firm in 2004 after stints at Polo Ralph Lauren, Oxford Industries and Liz Claiborne.

AK Anne Klein also welcomes Larissa Sygida as president of wholesale. A nine-year veteran of Nine West Group, Sygida will step up from AK’s SVP of sales. The executive came to Nine West as director of strategic planning in 2000 for the flagship brand; previously she held several store management and merchandising roles at Macy’s and Loehmann’s.

All three positions will report directly to Rick Paterno, wholesale president for better footwear brands.

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