New York City -- Aeropostale said Friday it has appointed seven-year board member Karin Hirtler-Garvey as chairman of the board, replacing Julian R. Geiger who has stepped down as chairman and resigned from the board.
In November, Gieger left his chairman/CEO post with Aeropostale to join Crumbs Bake Shop as president and CEO.
Hirtler-Garvey is a CPA, and most recently was the chief risk executive for Ally Financial Inc. Prior to that, she held various senior level management positions at Bank of America.
The company also announced that Janet E. Grove has been appointed to its board of directors. She was most recently vice chairman of Macy’s Inc.