Pittsburgh — American Eagle Outfitters, Inc. has appointed Mary Boland as executive vice president, chief financial and administrative officer. She joins AEO from Levi Strauss & Company.
Pittsburgh — American Eagle Outfitters, Inc. has appointed Mary Boland as executive vice president, chief financial and administrative officer, effective July 9, 2012. Her responsibilities will include finance, investor relations, merchandise planning and allocation, strategy planning, and other administrative functions.
Boland joins AEO from Levi Strauss & Company where she most recently served as senior vice president of finance for Global Levi’s, a $4 billion brand. In her role, she led finance and various operating functions across the Americas, Europe and Asia, encompassing both wholesale and retail operations. Boland’s accomplishments included driving profitable growth and rigorous inventory management for the multi-brand global organization. She also led operating functions including distribution and logistics, labor management, procurement and real estate.
“Mary brings 30 years of broad-based financial and operating experience, with a proven track record in the global apparel industry,” says Robert Hanson, chief executive officer. “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.”
American Eagle Outfitters, Inc. is a leading global specialty retailer whose brands include American Eagle Outfitters®, Aerie® and 77kids®. The company operates more than 1,000 stores in North America. American Eagle Outfitters and Aerie merchandise also is available at approximately 35 international franchise stores in 12 countries. For more information, visit www.ae.com.