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Cherokee Global Brands appoint two directors

Cherokee Global BrandsCherokee Global Brands, a marketer of style-focused lifestyle brands, announced the appointment of Carol Baiocchi and Susan Engel as independent directors.
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Ms. Baiocchi will serve as a member of the Compensation Committee, and Ms. Engel will join the Audit Committee.

Ms. Baiocchi currently serves as a director of Two Ten Footwear Foundation, a charitable foundation that offers assistance to the footwear industry community. She formerly served as chairman and vice-chair for the foundation.

Ms. Baiocchi is also co-founder of the Women in Footwear Industry Community Initiative and currently serves as co-director.

From 2009 to 2016, Ms. Baiocchi served as senior vice president, footwear for Kohl’s Corporation. .

From 1994 to 2009, she served as vice president/divisional merchandise manager, women’s footwear at Macy’s West, a division of Macy’s Inc..

Ms. Baiocchi holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Loyola University.

Ms. Engel currently serves as an independent director at Wells Fargo & Company. She possesses extensive corporate board experience, having previously served as a director for nine public and private companies.

Ms. Engel formerly served as chief executive officer of Portero Luxury, a New York based e-commerce company, from 2009 to 2013, where she led a restructuring initiative and oversaw the successful sale of the company.

From 1994 to 2007, Ms. Engel served as president, and later as chair and chief executive officer, of Lenox Corporation (formerly Department 56), a manufacturer, designer and distributor of collectables.

At Lenox, Ms. Engel led a supply chain and line extension strategy, leading the company into new channels of distribution and strategic acquisitions.

Prior to Lenox, she served as chief executive officer and president of Champion Athletic, a division of Sara Lee Corporation.

Ms. Engel holds a Masters of Business Administration from Harvard Business School, and a Bachelor of Science from Cornell University.



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