Women's fashion retailer New York & Company Inc has appointed Celia Rao Visconti as its chief marketing officer, replacing Robert J Luzzi who left the company last week to take up a similar post at AnnTaylor Stores.

In her new role Ms Visconti will have overall responsibility for creating and implementing an integrated brand marketing strategy for all aspects of the New York & Company and JasmineSola businesses.

She joins the company from Andrew Marc Inc where she was senior vice president, marketing and communications. Prior to this, she was senior vice president, marketing at Tommy Hilfiger.