Cheryl Abel-Hodges is the Chief Executive Officer of Calvin Klein, a role she assumed in June 2019, responsible for the strategy, product development, marketing and commercial operations for all CALVIN KLEIN product lines across the world.
Previously, Cheryl was Group President, Calvin Klein North America and The Underwear Group. She led the Calvin Klein wholesale and retail businesses in North America, setting the brand’s strategic direction and driving a consumer centric approach. Additionally, as Group President of The Underwear Group, Cheryl oversaw PVH’s innovative underwear platform, which harnesses the collective power and best practices from across the company’s iconic portfolio of brands. In this role, Cheryl managed underwear businesses conducted under the CALVIN KLEIN, TOMMY HILFIGER, Warner's, Olga and True&Co. brands, overseeing design, merchandising, product development and planning. Cheryl played an integral role in PVH’s acquisition of True&Co., the company’s partnerships with Amazon Fashion and Nike Inc., as well as supporting the #MYCALVINS digital-first campaign.
Cheryl joined PVH in 2006 and has held various senior leadership roles within the company, including President of Wholesale Sportswear for IZOD and President of Calvin Klein Underwear.
Earlier in her career, Cheryl held management, sales and marketing positions with Ralph Lauren Corp., Liz Claiborne Inc., Bernard Chaus, Carole Little, and May Co. She began her career in the apparel industry as part of Bloomingdale's executive training/department manager program.
Cheryl graduated from S.U.N.Y. Albany with a bachelor of arts in political science and English.