Cheryl Abel-Hodges was named President, The Underwear Group, in February 2015. In this role, Cheryl oversees the Calvin Klein Underwear business globally, as well as the North America wholesale businesses conducted under the Tommy Hilfiger, Michael Kors, Chaps, IZOD, Warner's and Olga brands. Previously, Cheryl served as President, Calvin Klein Underwear, beginning in June 2013. In this function, Cheryl was responsible for driving the strategic direction for the Calvin Klein Underwear business, including design, merchandising and product development worldwide, as well as sales, marketing, and planning for North America.
Cheryl has worked at PVH since 2006 and has held several senior leadership roles, including, President of Wholesale Sportswear for Izod, where she was responsible for sales, planning and profitability for the brand at department and specialty stores, including Macy's, JCPenney, and Dillards. Immediately prior to joining PVH, Cheryl served as the Vice President of Sales for Lauren Sportswear at Ralph Lauren Corporation. Cheryl began her career in the apparel industry when she joined Bloomingdale's executive training/department manager program more than 20 years ago. Throughout her career she has held various positions in management, sales and marketing with Liz Claiborne Inc., Chaus, Carole Little, and May Co. Corporate.
Cheryl graduated from S.U.N.Y. Albany with a bachelor of arts in political science and English.