The Children's Place Retail Stores Inc announced the appointment of Ivy Ross, 51, as Senior Vice President, Chief Creative Officer, Hoop Retail Stores, LLC, the owner and operator of Disney Store North America. Ms. Ross will join the Disney Store on January 23, 2007, and report directly to Tara Poseley, President, Disney Store.
Ms. Ross most recently served as Executive Vice President of Product Design & Development from the Old Navy division of Gap Inc. Prior to that, Ms. Ross held the position of Senior Vice President of Worldwide Product Design & Brand Image for the Girls Division of Mattel, Inc., where she was responsible for design of toys, as well as packaging, licensed product, and brand imaging for the girl's division.
Before Mattel, Ms. Ross has more than 20 years of experience in various management positions in product design and development at brands such as Calvin Klein, Coach, Liz Claiborne and Avon.
Ms. Ross completed programs in industrial design at Syracuse University School of Design, and in Jewelry Design at the Fashion Institute of Technology. She also completed the Professional Management Development Program at Harvard Business School.
"We are delighted to welcome Ivy to our team," said Tara Poseley, President, Disney Store. "Ivy brings an extensive background of innovative product design expertise in hardlines and softlines and her passion for design and innovative thinking makes her uniquely qualified for this newly-created role. Ivy will oversee the creative aspects for the Disney Store brand and will be an integral part in our continued efforts to elevate the product and guest experience."
The Children's Place Retail Stores Inc