Cheryl Abel-Hodges is Group President, Calvin Klein North America (a role that she assumed in 2018), and President, The Underwear Group (a role that she assumed in 2015). In this capacity, Cheryl oversees the strategic direction of the Calvin Klein wholesale and retail businesses in the U.S. and Canada. Additionally, Cheryl is responsible for managing the global underwear businesses owned by PVH, including the businesses conducted under the CALVIN KLEIN, TOMMY HILFIGER, Warner's, Olga and True&Co. brands. This also involves driving the strategic direction for each of the businesses, including design, merchandising, product development and planning.
Cheryl joined PVH in 2006 and held various senior leadership roles, including President of Wholesale Sportswear for Izod, and President, Calvin Klein Underwear. Prior to joining PVH, Cheryl served as the Vice President of Sales for Lauren Sportswear at Ralph Lauren Corporation.
Cheryl began her career in the apparel industry as part of Bloomingdale's executive training/department manager program. Throughout her career, she has held various positions in management, sales and marketing with Liz Claiborne Inc., Bernard Chaus, Carole Little, and May Co.
Cheryl graduated from S.U.N.Y. Albany with a bachelor of arts in political science and English.