Trish Donnelly, CEO of Urban Outfitters, Inc., has joined the Board of Directors of eponym, an open platform provider that empowers contemporary brands including Steven Alan, alice + olivia and Jason Wu to design and distribute eyewear directly to consumers under their own labels.
Donnelly was appointed CEO of Urban Outfitters last March after two years as the retailer's North American President. Prior to joining the retailer she served as President of Steven Alan, where she spearheaded the company's successful retail store expansion, e-Commerce and wholesale growth and showroom development. She also served as EVP of J.Crew Direct and spent 12 years in merchandising at Ralph Lauren.
“Trish Donnelly’s leadership in re-establishing Urban Outfitters as a premiere destination for young adults has reinforced her reputation as one of the retail industry's most gifted leaders,” said Andrew Lipovsky, Founder and CEO of eponym in a statement. “She shares our vision for transforming the eyewear industry and her experience and expertise will be a tremendous asset as the company continues to grow.”