Apparel maker Bernardo Fashions has named Christine Jaros as national sales manager for its sportswear division.

Jaros, who joined the company as a major account sales executive in January, replaces Paula Corrieri in the role.

"In the short time Chris has been with us, she has played an instrumental role in our sportswear launch," Bernardo president Stuart Pollack said.

"Now as the head of our sportswear division, Chris will have the freedom to build her own team - and accelerate Bernardo's penetration of the sportswear market."

Prior to joining the company, Jaros served as director of sales at Austin Reed and in various sales executive posts at AKS Sportswear, Jones New York and Liz Claiborne.