Urban Outfitters Inc. announced a number of promotions within the organization to meet future growth and strategic initiatives. Among the changes:
- Meg Hayne has been promoted to co-president and will remain chief creative officer. Hayne will continue to manage the creative functions she currently oversees. In addition, its three large Brands and Sourcing will report to Hayne.
- Frank Conforti has been promoted to co-president and chief operating officer. Conforti will assume additional responsibility for URBN’s Fulfillment & Logistics, Development, Legal, Talent, and HR departments. Conforti will continue to operate as CFO while the company begins a search for his successor.
- Sheila Harrington has been promoted to CEO of the Free People Group.
- Hillary Super has been promoted to CEO Anthropologie Group.
- Azeez Hayne has been promoted to chief administrative officer and will remain general counsel. Hayne will assume responsibility for URBN’s Talent and HR departments.
- David Hayne has been promoted to chief technology officer and will remain the president of Nuuly. Hayne will assume the additional responsibilities for URBN’s IT department.
- Calvin Hollinger, COO/URBN, will leave the company at the end of the month to pursue other opportunities.
“We thank Calvin for his 16 years of dedicated service to the company. During his tenure, he made significant contributions to our success and directed numerous improvements in the areas and functions that reported to him. Calvin is leaving behind a strong team of very capable leaders,” said Richard A. Hayne, CEO/ URBN. “I congratulate our six executives on their well-deserved promotions. I look forward to working closely with our entire executive team to support URBN’s future growth and strategic initiatives,” said Richard A. Hayne, COO, Urban Outfitters, Inc.
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