Footwear marketer The Stride Rite Corporation on Tuesday announced that Pamela Salkovitz had been appointed president of its children group division.

The Massachusetts-based company, whose brands include Keds, Sperry Top-Sider and Tommy Hilfiger, said in a statement that Ms Salkovitz will join it next month after leaving her present position as president of the retail group for Candies footwear.

Stride Rite chairman and CEO, David Chamberlain, commented: "Pam will be responsible for the growth and profitability of the Stride Rite children's brands for both retail and wholesale concepts.

"Given her experience with working multiple brands at Nine West, she will be a strong partner for our department stores, dealer network and independent customers."