AEO names new finance chief

PITTSBURGH — American Eagle Outfitters has named Mary Boland as EVP, chief financial and administrative officer, effective July 9. Boland’s responsibilities will include finance, investor relations, merchandise planning and allocation, strategy planning, and other administrative functions.

Boland joins AEO from Levi Strauss & Company where she most recently served as SVP finance for Global Levi’s, a $4 billion brand. In her role, she led finance and various operating functions across the Americas, Europe and Asia, encompassing both wholesale and retail operations.

Prior to joining Levi’s in 2006, Ms. Boland worked at General Motors, for more than 20 years, where she rose to CFO, North America, a $120 billion business. In this role, her span of accountabilities included finance, strategy, capital allocation and engaging with external stakeholders.

“Mary brings 30 years of broad-based financial and operating experience, with a proven track record in the global apparel industry,” stated Robert Hanson, CEO. “Mary is an influential, disciplined financial leader, with a strong ROI focus. I’m confident she will have a positive impact at AEO as we look to strengthen our financial results and achieve consistent, long-term profitable growth.”

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