Tommy Bahama Makes Strategic Executive Appointments

Aug 31, 2010, 12:51 ET from Tommy Bahama

SEATTLE, Aug. 31 /PRNewswire/ -- Terry Pillow, CEO of the Tommy Bahama Group, has announced the appointment of two seasoned executives to the company's senior management team. These strategic appointments will support the growth and success Tommy Bahama has experienced as one of the leading lifestyle brands in the market today.  Tommy Bahama has named Stephen Cirona as Sr. Vice President of Women's Sportswear and Rob Goldberg as Sr. Vice President of Restaurants. The appointments are effective immediately and both executives will be based at the company's Seattle, WA, headquarters.

"There are a lot of exciting things happening with the Tommy Bahama brand and we see great opportunity for growth," said Mr. Pillow. "We're happy to bring on new leadership to help build these businesses and are confident that Stephen and Rob will help us to achieve our goals."

Stephen Cirona has been named Sr. Vice President of Women's Sportswear and is responsible for all design and merchandising aspects of women's sportswear. Mr. Cirona will oversee the development of the division to build upon its current momentum and meet the company's growth plans for the women's business.  Coming to Tommy Bahama with more than 25 years of experience in the fashion industry, Mr. Cirona was instrumental in the development of Tommy Hilfiger USA's women's sportswear and the Red Label couture collection.  He also served as Executive Vice President and Men's Global Creative Director at Tommy Hilfiger. Previously, Mr. Cirona was President and Principal at Stephen Cirona New York, Inc., and Vice President of Design and Product Development for Eddie Bauer Holdings, Inc., where he helped the company achieve positive growth in all areas of the business with a major focus on women's.

Rob Goldberg has been named Sr. Vice President of the Tommy Bahama Restaurant division. He will be responsible for overseeing the operations and development of the Tommy Bahama restaurants, as well as providing the direction and inspiration to expand the restaurant division. Tommy Bahama has 12 restaurants in 6 states and is opening their newest location this fall in Laguna Beach, CA.  With over 20 years of experience in the restaurant, hospitality and luxury lifestyle industries, Mr. Goldberg will make an invaluable contribution to the continued success of the restaurant division. Most recently, Mr. Goldberg was President of the Moana Hotel & Restaurant Group, a sister company of the world famous Auberge Resorts.  He was also CEO of PlumpJack Group and has held executive level positions at Hard Rock Group.

About TOMMY BAHAMA

Tommy Bahama is owned by Tommy Bahama Group, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Oxford Industries, Inc. (NYSE: OXM).  Established in August 1992, with corporate headquarters in Seattle, Tommy Bahama is a lifestyle company that defines elegant tropical living with men's and women's sportswear, denim, swimwear, accessories and a complete home furnishings collection.  Tommy Bahama is available at the country's finest retailers, including Nordstrom, as well as high profile resort locations around the world. There are over eighty Tommy Bahama's retail locations across the country, twelve of which include a Tommy Bahama's restaurant & bar. Additional stores will be opening this year. For more information, please visit www.tommybahama.com

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