Philip Miller Joins Kellwood Board

by MR Magazine Staff

NEW YORK – Philip Miller, the former chief executive of Saks Fifth Avenue and the current interim CEO of St. John Knits International, has been elected to the board of directors of Kellwood Co. He fills the spot vacated by the June retirement of Martin Bloom.

In addition to his service on the board of St. John and DSW Inc., Miller operates Philip B. Miller Associates, which provides consulting services to retailers and apparel manufacturers, and is an operating director of Tri-Artisan Capital Partners.

His retail resume includes the post of chairman and CEO of Marshall Field’s, president of Neiman Marcus and vice chairman of Lord & Taylor. He retired from full-time work in retailing in 2001.

Robert Skinner Jr., chairman, president and CEO of Kellwood, said in a press release, “We are delighted to have someone with Philip’s sterling reputation, character and knowledge of our industry join Kellwood’s board. He will provide valuable counsel as we look to expand our business in the better price point segment of the market.”

With Miller’s election, Kellwood returns to a nine-member board with eight of its members serving as independent directors. He will serve on the board’s compensation committee, Kellwood said.