American Eagle outfitters has (AEO) Inc promoted Jennifer Foyle as chief creative officer. EO Inc. effective immediately, reporting to Jay Schottenstein, executive chairman of the board and chief executive officer. In addition to her existing job, Foyle’s expanded role includes oversight of merchandising, design and marketing for the American Eagle brand.
“Jen (Foyle) is a strategic model visionary, with a confirmed means to drive constant worthwhile development. She has led Aerie to unimaginable success, ensuing within the quadrupling of gross sales and earnings over the previous 5 years. She brings ardour, progressive considering and a capability to infuse clear imaginative and prescient throughout product and advertising and marketing to create actual connections with prospects. In Aerie, we’ve got top-of-the-line manufacturers in retail as we speak, and I do know Jen’s affect might be instrumental as we proceed to drive our momentum and form the way forward for American Eagle,” stated Schottenstein.
“I look forward to working with Chad (Kessler) and the team to build on AE’s many strengths and leading product lines to fuel the next chapter of growth. We also remain intensely focused on the vast opportunity ahead for Aerie,” said Foyle, who is also Aerie Global Brand president.
Foyle has more than 26 years of experience in the apparel retail industry and as the Aerie Global Brand president led Aerie to nearly $800 million in annual revenue in 2019, delivering 21 consecutive quarters of double digit sales growth, with consistent increases in profitability. In 2014, she revolutionised the intimate apparel industry “by bringing body positivity and inclusivity to the forefront with the power of #AerieREAL. This movement has been a game-changer for the Aerie business and for millions of women and girls who have been empowered to love their REAL selves inside and out. Throughout her tenure, Jen has assembled and developed a strong bench of talent at all levels and across functions,” the global specialty retailer said in a statement.
Foyle began her career at Bloomingdales and held positions of increasing responsibility at Gap Inc. and J. Crew. Prior to joining Aerie in 2010 she was the president of the global lifestyle brand, Calypso St. Barth.