US clothing retailer American Eagle Outfitters has appointed Mary Boland as EVP, chief financial and administrative officer.
Boland, joins the company from Levi Strauss & Co. where she was senior vice president of finance for the Global Levi’s brand at San Francisco-based Levi Strauss & Co., will succeed Joan Hilson, whose departure as cfo was revealed two weeks ago. In this role, she led finance and various operating functions across the Americas, Europe and Asia, encompassing both wholesale and retail operations. Prior to joining Levi’s in 2006, Boland was CFO at General Motors.
Prior to joining Levi’s in 2006, Boland was with General Motors Corp., where she rose to cfo of North America during a more than 20-year tenure.
Boland will join AEO July 9 as executive vice president and chief financial and administrative officer. She will take responsibility for finance, investor relations, merchandise planning and allocation, strategy planning and other administrative functions.
“Mary brings 30 years of broad-based financial and operating experience, with a proven track record in the global apparel industry,” said CEO Robert Hanson. “Mary is an influential, disciplined financial leader, with a strong ROI focus. I’m confident she will have a positive impact at AEO as we look to strengthen our financial results and achieve consistent, long-term profitable growth.”
Hanson joined AEO as ceo on Jan. 30 following more than two decades with Levi’s, most recently as global president of the Levi’s brand.
AEO disclosed Hilson’s departure at the same time it said it had decided to shutter its struggling 77kids children’s retail concept.