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Summer Infant appoints Lisa Harnisch to SVP, sales

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Staff writer | Woonsocket, RI, USA | October 31, 2014
Summer InfantOctober 31, 2014, Woonsocket, RI, USA - Summer Infant, Inc., a juvenile products company, announced that Lisa Harnisch has been appointed senior vice president of sales, effective November 3, 2014.
Prior to joining Summer Infant, Ms. Harnisch was with Toys "R" Us, Inc. for 12 years. She joined the company in 2002 as a buyer and held roles of increasing responsibility since that time.

Most recently, she served as Senior Vice President/General Merchandise Manager, where she was responsible for overseeing all merchandising decisions, negotiations with manufacturers and driving the business to achieve corporate strategic goals for the company's toy division.

Before Toys "R" Us, she was a Merchandise and Planning Manager at Ann Taylor, Inc. from 1997 to 2002. She also has held positions as a portfolio manager at ABN AMRO N.V. and a business analyst for Liz Claiborne, Inc.

Ms. Harnisch earned an M.B.A. from Fordham University and a B.S. from Georgetown University. She was named Wonder Woman of the Year in the retail category by the Women in Toys organization in 2011.