July 14, 2010, 2:51 PM

J.Crew’s president of retail and direct will resign

Jenna Lyons is taking over for Tracy Gardner, who plans to resign in September.

Lead Photo

J.Crew Group Inc. announced executive creative director Jenna Lyons will add the title of president in September when current president of retail and direct channels Tracy Gardner resigns.

Gardner says she is resigning to spend more time with her children.

Her duties will be divided among several executives.

  • Trish Donnelly, executive vice president of the direct channel and Laura Willensky, senior vice president of Madewell, will now both report to Drexler.
  • Libby Wadle’s title will change from executive vice president, factory and of the retailer’s Madewell denim label, to executive vice president of retail and factory.  She will report directly to chairman and CEO Millard Drexler.
  • James Scully, chief administrative officer and chief financial officer, will also oversee merchandise production responsibilities.

"The team at J.Crew has considerable depth, and I am pleased to announce Jenna's promotion along with additional important organizational changes,” says Drexler. “I am also confident in our ability to achieve a seamless transition."

comments powered by Disqus

Advertisement

Advertisement

Advertisement

From The IR Blog

FPO

Sven Hammar / E-Commerce

4 ways to keep customers from abandoning your shopping cart

Think of the 69% industry average cart abandonment rate as an opportunity to win incremental ...

FPO

Ralph Tkatchuk / E-Commerce

5 ways retailers can reduce shopping cart abandonment

There are steps web merchants can take all along the path to purchase that can ...

Advertisement