Industry Moves: 2 Top Execs Out at Under Armour

Dec. 10, 2018: Under Armour confirmed with FN that Ryan Kuehl, SVP of global sports marketing, and Walker Jones, senior director of sports marketing, are no longer with the company. A Wall Street Journal report today stated Kuehl and Jones were told Thursday they would no longer be with the brand. The WSJ story also stated the moves came after Under Armour management questioned how the sports marketing department operated and if the spending of the two execs was appropriate, which included “events, gifts to athletes and nights out.”

Dec. 10, 2018: Rod Manley has left his post as executive vice president of global communications at Calvin Klein Inc. The exec, who joined the New York-based fashion house three years ago, resigned to pursue another professional opportunity. His successor has yet to be named.

Dec. 5, 2018: The Fashion Footwear Association of New York has named John Heron as its new executive director, effective Jan. 1. Heron most recently led the Born comfort brand at H.H. Brown for the past 13 years as SVP and GM. Prior to that, he held marketing roles at Nike. Heron succeeds outgoing FFANY chief Ron Fromm, who stepped down from his role at FFANY this fall.

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