Casual Male Retail Group, Inc., the largest retailer of big & tall men's apparel and accessories, announced that it has appointed Ivy Ross, 57, to the Company's Board of Directors. She will serve as a director until the Company's next annual meeting of stockholders, at which time she will stand for re-election. With her appointment, the size of the Company's Board of Directors has increased to nine members. Ross is currently the Chief Marketing Officer of Art.com, an online specialty retailer of high quality wall art.
"Ivy has a track record of success in helping retailers to grow their business through the implementation of creative marketing strategies," said President and CEO David Levin. "With her industry insight and marketing expertise, Ivy will provide a valuable perspective as we prepare to launch an on-going marketing campaign for our new Destination XL (DXL) brand this year. We look forward to her contributions to the Board as we capitalize on the significant long-term financial benefits that the DXL concept provides."
As the Chief Marketing Officer of Art.com, Ross oversees the company's marketing, branding, merchandising and user-experience functions. Prior to Art.com, Ross was EVP of Marketing for the Gap brand, and acted as the Creative Catalyst for all brands within Gap, Inc. Ross also has held senior creative and product design positions at Disney Stores North America, Mattel, Calvin Klein , Coach, Liz Claiborne , Swatch Watch and Avon. Chosen by Fast Company and BusinessWeek as the new face of leadership, Ross was a contributing author of The Change Champions Field Guide and Best Practices in Leadership Development and Organizational Change. She has also served on Proctor and Gamble's design board since its inception.
About Casual Male Retail Group, Inc.
Casual Male Retail Group, Inc. is the largest multi-channel specialty retailer of big & tall men's apparel with operations throughout the United States, Canada and Europe. With more than 2,000 private label and name brand styles to choose from, customers are provided with a unique blend of wardrobe solutions not available at traditional retailers. The Company is headquartered in Canton, Massachusetts