US clothing retailer American Eagle Outfitters has appointed Mary Boland as EVP, chief financial and administrative officer.

Boland will take responsibility for finance, investor relations, merchandise planning and allocation, strategy planning and other administrative functions.

She joins the company from Levi Strauss & Co. where she was senior vice president of finance for Global Levi's. In this role, she led finance and various operating functions across the Americas, Europe and Asia, encompassing both wholesale and retail operations. Prior to joining Levi's in 2006, Boland was CFO at General Motors.

"Mary brings 30 years of broad-based financial and operating experience, with a proven track record in the global apparel industry," said CEO Robert Hanson.

"Mary is an influential, disciplined financial leader, with a strong ROI focus. I'm confident she will have a positive impact at AEO as we look to strengthen our financial results and achieve consistent, long-term profitable growth."