The Finish Line, Inc. announced that Amber Vanes has been appointed vice president, planning and allocation. Vanes has been with Finish Line for seven years, most recently serving as senior buyer/DMM for The Running Specialty Group. Finish Line, which acquired The Running Specialty Group last year, operates 19 specialty running shops in seven states and the District of Columbia under The Running Company banner as a joint venture with Gart Capital Partners.

“Amber’s experience with The Running Specialty Group together with her past roles as an apparel buyer and Manager of Planning and Allocation for soft goods at Finish Line make her uniquely prepared for the challenge of this new position,” said Sam Sato, president, Finish Line brand. In her new role, Vanes will develop and evolve key financial and merchandising strategies.

Prior to Finish Line, Vanes worked as a Senior Business Analyst at Marshall Field and Company.

She has a business degree from the Indiana University Kelley School of Business.