Mumbai: The Children's Place Retail Stores, Inc. has announced the appointment of Ivy Ross as senior vice president and chief creative officer, Hoop Retail Stores, LLC, the owner and operator of Disney Store North America.
Ross will join the Disney Store on 23 January and report directly to Disney Store president Tara Poseley, informs an official release.
"We are delighted to welcome Ivy to our team," said Poseley. "Ivy brings an extensive background of innovative product design expertise in hardlines and softlines and her passion for design and innovative thinking make her uniquely qualified for this newly-created role. Ivy will oversee the creative aspects for the Disney Store brand and will be an integral part in our continued efforts to elevate the product and guest experience."
Ross most recently served as executive VP of product design and development from the Old Navy division of Gap, Inc. Prior to that, Ross was with Mattel, Inc. as senior VP of Worldwide product design and brand image for the girls division, where she was responsible for design of toys, as well as packaging, licensed product, and brand imaging for the girl's division.
The Children's Place Retail Stores, Inc. is a specialty retailer of children's merchandise. The company designs, contracts to manufacture and sells merchandise under the proprietary "The Children's Place" and licensed "Disney Store" brand names.