Phoenix Footwear Group, Inc. appointed James Clopton as president of its Tommy Bahama Footwear and H.S. Trask divisions, effective March 3. Clopton brings to Phoenix Footwear over 30 years of senior level footwear, accessories and apparel experience. Prior to joining the Company, he served as Senior Vice President, Customer/Business Development, for the Dockers brand, a division of Levi Strauss & Co.
“We are thrilled to have Jim on board to lead our Tommy Bahama Footwear and H.S. Trask divisions,” said Cathy Taylor, Phoenix Footwear's CEO. “During his distinguished career, Mr. Clopton has built a strong skill set that encompasses strategic planning, merchandising, sales and brand management. We are pleased with the current performance of Tommy Bahama and H.S. Trask, and believe that Jim's leadership and industry expertise will be invaluable assets in contributing to the divisions' future growth.”
“I appreciate the opportunity to lead the Tommy Bahama and H.S. Trask divisions and be part of “Phoenix Footwear,” commented Clopton. “These brands clearly have untapped potential and tremendous growth opportunity and have begun to build strong momentum in the market. I am confident that both of these brands have a tremendous future and I look forward to building upon their existing strengths.”