Urban Outfitters names former J. Crew exec as president of namesake brand

Philadelphia -- Urban Outfitters Inc. has appointed Trish Donnelly to the role of president of Urban Outfitters brand, North America, effective July 14. She will report directly to Ted Marlow, CEO, Urban Outfitters Group.

Donnelly joins Urban Outfitters from Steven Alan, where she has served as president for almost three years. Prior to joining Steven Alan, she spent more than seven years at J. Crew as the executive VP of J. Crew Direct. Donnelly began her retail career with Ralph Lauren, where she spent 12 years immersed within the merchandising organization.

"It is with great pleasure that Ted and I welcome Trish to the Urban Outfitters brand," said Richard A. Hayne, CEO. “Trish is a strong leader who brings with her a deep understanding of the direct-to-consumer channel as well as an extensive background in merchandising. We are delighted to have Trish join our executive team and believe she will play an instrumental role in the Urban brand's ongoing growth story.”