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Karen Castellano, CEO of T.R. Designs, to Speak to LIM College MBA Students on Jan. 22

1/22/2013

T. R. Designs is the umbrella company for the contemporary brands Tracy Reese, Plenty by Tracy Reese and Frock by Tracy Reese

 

 

Tracy Reese logoKaren Castellano, CEO of T.R. Designs (Tracy Reese, Plenty by Tracy Reese and Frock by Tracy Reese), will visit LIM College as part of the Graduate Studies CEO Speaker Series on Tuesday, January 22 at 6 p.m. in FashionOpolis in the LIM College Townhouse.

Karen is a strategic, hands-on fashion executive who has been successful at building and launching powerful, international brands. After starting her retail career in the Bloomingdale's Executive Training Program, Karen moved over to the wholesale side to help build the Claiborne men’s' sportswear brand at Liz Claiborne, Inc. There, she rose through the ranks from Account Executive, National Sales Manager, Vice President to President of the Claiborne Sportswear and all Mid-Tier Brands, a position she held for seven years.

Recruited by Angela Ahrendts, CEO of Burberry Ltd., Karen became Vice President of Burberry Menswear and Childrenswear wholesale divisions, where she grew those businesses in North America over her four-year tenure. 

 



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