Teen clothing retailer Aeropostale Inc has named Karin Hirtler-Garvey as the new chairman of the board following the resignation of Julian Geiger who has taken up an executive post in another industry.

Hirtler-Garvey has been a member of Aeropostale's board of directors since August 2005. CEO Thomas Johnson said: "We are excited to continue our work with her and look forward to her ongoing support and valuable input." 

The company has also added Janet Grove to its board of directors. She most recently served as vice chairman of Macys Inc. 

The changes come after Geiger, the former chairman and chief executive officer of Aeropostale, joined Crumbs Bake Shop Inc as president and CEO.