Urban Brands Incorporated has named Steve Newman to the position of president of the company.
 
Prior to joining Urban Brands, Newman served as executive vice president, merchandising, design, and store presentation for New York & Company. He has also served as president of both Eddie Bauer Corporation and Brooks Brothers.

Ethan Shapiro, chief executive officer of Urban Brands said: "We are extremely fortunate and excited to have someone of Steve's experience and talents join our team. With a focus on the urban, multi-cultural woman, Urban Brands is an industry leader in presenting our distinctive approach to fashion in 300 stores in the United States, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Steve's leadership will be instrumental to UBI as we expand our concepts, grow our store base and offer our unique fashion perspective to our customers."
 
Newman commented: "I am very excited about joining Urban Brands! Both Ashley Stewart and Marianne have great growth potential and I look forward to working with the talent that already exists at both brands."