New President and Chief Executive Officer
Dan Orwig, Vice President and Group Director of Menswear at Itochu Prominent, has been appointed President and CEO of the Father's Day/Mother's Day Council. The Father's Day/Mother's Day Council is a not-for-profit organization that strives to heighten the meaning and observance of Father's Day and Mother's Day holidays, while raising funds for family-related philanthropic purposes.
In this role, Mr. Orwig will work directly with the Father's Day and Mother's Day Committees to oversee operations and manage the expansion of fundraising activities for the collective organization. Mr. Orwig will also Co-Chair the 2014 National Father's Day Committee.
Mr. Orwig replaces Stuart Goldblatt, EVP of Macy's Merchandising Group, who will continue as an active member of the Council serving on both the Board of Directors and Executive Committee.
"I am honored to be part of an organization that has tirelessly worked to raise money and awareness for children and families in need by honoring inspirational and dedicated parents," said Mr. Orwig. "I look forward to working with both the Mother's Day and Father's Day Committees as we continue this important philanthropic tradition."
"Dan's cooperative spirit and tireless commitment have contributed to the Council's success since he first joined us in 2007," said Stuart Goldblatt. "I am confident that his remarkable leadership and dedication will be instrumental to our organization's next phase of growth and success."
As Vice President and Group Director of Menswear for Itochu Prominent, a leader in global sourcing and brand management, Mr. Orwig manages the direction, operation and vision of the men's portfolio, which includes Vince Camuto, Perry Ellis and Chester Barrie. During his thirteen-year tenure with the company, he has held several executive positions including leading sales, marketing and merchandising groups for the men's division.
Mr. Orwig holds a B.A. in Marketing from Shippensburg University and currently resides in Madison, NJ with his wife and two sons.