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American Eagle looking for new CMO


Michael Leedy, chief marketing officer of American Eagle Outfitters Inc., will step down from his position effective Sept. 15. The company has an active search for a successor underway.

Leedy has committed to serve in an advisory role if needed to ensure a smooth transition. American Eagle did not comment on the reason for Leedy’s departure, and his LinkedIn profile still indicates he works there.

“We thank Michael for his many contributions over the years,” said Roger Markfield, executive creative director. “Michael was instrumental in establishing our early brand DNA, our loyalty program and significantly influenced initiatives like the launch of the AEO direct business

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