New York & Co has promoted Christine Munnelly from senior vice president of merchandising to executive vice president of merchandising.

The US apparel chain said she previously oversaw the company's casual business.

"With over 25 years of retail experience, Chris has established a proven track record of success with such retailers as Aeropostale and Macy's East," said CEO Greg Scott.

"Her experience and wealth of industry knowledge combined with her commitment to our customer strongly align with our business objectives. I look forward to continuing to work closely with her as we move forward."