New York-based fashion brand Nicole Miller announced that Nicole Miller will take over as CEO of the company after Bud Konheim, the previous CEO, passed away last week. Miller, who previously served as President and Head Designer, will continue to personally oversee the development and expansion of the NICOLE MILLER brand as well as the design and showing of the Nicole Miller Collection at New York Fashion Week and other venues.
In a statement, Nicole Miller said: "Bud was both a close friend and a great partner for over thirty years. He will be deeply missed, not just by me personally, but by all of us in the company and many throughout the industry. Bud and I built this company together and while we will miss him greatly, the company is well positioned for the future with a clear path for continued growth and success of the brand. We look forward to continued innovation, unique designs, strong partnerships, and an expanding global presence."
The brand also announced that Cynthia Nixon, Executive Vice President of Design, Product Development and Licensing, is assuming the additional title of Chief Licensing Officer and Head of Global Brand Development. Allison Hodge, a former Vice President of Communications for the company is rejoining as Vice President of Communications and Brand Messaging, and Tony LoDolce, the company's long-serving Vice President Finance, will become Vice President Finance and Administration.