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Levis names regional Presidents of Americas, Europe & Asia
Jul '13
In addition, the company announced that Lisa Collier is promoted to executive vice president and president of the global Dockers brand, succeeding Ellison, effective immediately. Collier has more than 30 years of experience in the apparel industry in a variety of roles, including general management. Most recently, she served as senior vice president of product development, LS&Co. global supply chain. She previously led merchandising and licensing for the Dockers brand and worked in product development for the Levi’s brand. In her new role as president, Collier is responsible for managing the strategic direction, and marketing and product development of the Dockers brand, reporting to Bergh.

“I have been impressed with Lisa’s passion for the Dockers brand and her ability to make things happen,” said Bergh. “She is most deserving of this promotion and her background in merchandising, general management and supply chain makes her the perfect leader to take Dockers® to the next level.”

The company also announced that Kelly McGinnis will join as chief communications officer on August 5, reporting to Bergh. McGinnis will shape the company’s corporate affairs strategy and manage stakeholder relations. She will oversee a global team that includes media relations, internal communications, government affairs, consumer relations, community affairs, and the LS&Co. archives.

As a member of LS&Co.’s senior executive team, McGinnis will also help determine the global corporate strategy. McGinnis brings more than 20 years of experience as a senior communications leader. Most recently, McGinnis served as vice president of global communications for Dell.

“We’re thrilled to have Kelly join the LS&Co. team,” said Bergh. “She will build on the company’s storied 160-year heritage and pioneering leadership to create LS&Co.’s next great chapter.”

With these appointments, the company’s Worldwide Leadership Team now consists of Chip Bergh, president & chief executive officer; Roy Bagattini, president of Asia Pacific; Varun Bhatia, chief human resources officer; James Curleigh, president of the Levi’s brand; Seth Jaffe, general counsel; David Love, chief supply chain officer; Harmit Singh, chief financial officer; and Lisa Collier, Kelly McGinnis, Seth Ellison and Anne Rohosy in their new roles in the Dockers brand, Corporate Affairs, Europe and the Americas, respectively.

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