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Former Levi’s exec heads to the Gymboree

SAN FRANCISCO — The Gymboree Corporation has appointed former Levi Strauss & Co. executive Joelle Maher as the company's new COO.  

At Levi Strauss & Co., Maher was most recently EVP, president global retail, and prior to that SVP of Americas multi-channel retail, and VP, planning, allocation, stores, store operations and outlet. She also held executive leadership positions at Lucky Brand Jeans, Old Navy and Macy's East.

"I'm thrilled to be joining the Gymboree team," said Maher. "I look forward to helping the team grow three fantastic brands." 

Gymboree is a specialty retailer which operates 634 Gymboree stores (584 in the United States, 43 in Canada, 1 in Puerto Rico and 6 in Australia), 160 Gymboree Outlet stores (158 in the United States, 2 in Puerto Rico), 134 Janie and Jack shops, 352 Crazy 8 stores in the United States and three e-commerce sites. 

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