The Talbots has announced the appointment of Jeannie Barsam as its senior vice president of merchandising planning and analysis for the Talbots brand.

In this role, Barsam will be responsible for all merchandise planning, control and store distribution functions for the Talbots Misses, Petites, Woman, Collection and Accessories & Shoes businesses.

She joins the fashion retailer with more than 25 years of merchandising and planning expertise in the specialty retail sector, which includes most recently serving as VP of inventory management at Old Navy, a division of Gap.