Charming Shoppes Appoints Fashion Bug President
Bensalem, Penn. Charming Shoppes Monday announced that Jay H. Levitt has been appointed president of the company’s Fashion Bug brand, effective immediately.
From 2001 through 2005, he was the president and CEO of May Merchandising and May Department Stores International, based in St. Louis. Previously, he had held the position of president and chief executive of Robinsons May.
The Container Store Names Two New VPs
Dallas The Container Store has announced the addition of two new VPs.
Joan Manson has been promoted to VP of loss prevention, payroll, benefits and legal. She most recently served as senior director of loss prevention, payroll, benefits and legal.
Melissa Collins has been named VP of creative and online. In this role, she is responsible for all of the company’s creative, running The Container Store’s in-house advertising department, as well as leading the strategy and execution of the company’s Web site, containerstore.com. Previously, she served as senior director of creative and online services.
NARMS Names Fanning to Board of Directors
NARMS International has named Charles Fanning, VP—MSO Division, Synergy Systems, Inc., Richmond, Va.) to fulfill an unexpired term on the board of directors of NARMS International (National Association for Retail Marketing Services). In making the nomination, NARMS Chairman Don Koller (Lawrence Merchandising Services, Plymouth, Minn.) returns Fanning to the board where he earlier served three years with this new appointment marking the first time that NARMS has included service on the board by an associate member company representative.
The seat was created by a resignation earlier this month due to a position change by Tom Caddell, who now continues to provide NARMS assistance in his new role at Chuck Latham Associates, Inc.; assisting in the organizing of the Organic/Natural Product panel scheduled for the 14th Annual NARMS Spring Conference. Caddell served over four years on the 11-person NARMS board, including two years as association treasurer.