Abercrombie & Fitch Co. has named a Starbucks veteran as its new chief human resources officer.
Holly May will oversee all human resources functions and strategies for Abercrombie and Hollister. The company has 2,960 employees at its Central Ohio headquarters and distribution operations and 44,000 total employees, 36,000 of whom are part-time.
In a statement, Abercrombie (NYSE: ANF) CEO Fran Horowitz lauded May’s “extensive senior HR experience across a diverse group of publicly traded companies.”
The role will include responsibility for leadership development, diversity and inclusion, compensation, talent, and cultural aspects within the New Albany-based apparel retailer.
“Holly’s innovative nature, passion for people, and commitment to aligning with global business objectives to drive success will be instrumental to our progress – particularly as we continue to enhance our talent management, global capabilities, and diversity and inclusion efforts,” Horowitz said in the statement.
May had been senior vice president of global total rewards and service delivery at Seattle-based Starbucks Coffee Co. and led a team of 100 overseeing its compensation and benefits strategies. Before that, she had worked in roles at ING, Voya Financial, and Visa Inc.