Ascena Names Leaders Of LOFT, Ann Taylor and Lou & Grey

Ascena Retail Group has named two new presidents of its premium fashion brands. Andrew Clarke will serve as President of LOFT, while Julie Rosen will become President of Ann Taylor and Lou & Grey.

Clarke was previously EVP, CMO of Justice, where he led initiatives to increase the brand’s speed to market and improve its ability to react to shopper needs. Clarke also has held the roles of President of Kmart Apparel at Sears and Chief Product Officer at Pimkie, a French women’s fashion chain.

Taylor was previously SVP, General Merchandise Manager at Ann Taylor and Lou & Grey. She cultivated a strategic vision at both brands by putting a customer-centric focus at the center of all business channels. She also served as VP of Women’s Merchandising at GAP and as SVP of Merchandising for Banana Republic.


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