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Nicole Miller Takes On CEO Role at Company, Succeeding Bud Konheim

NEW YORK — Nicole Miller is taking on the chief executive role of her company, succeeding her longtime business partner Bud Konheim, who died April 13 at the age of 84. The decision for Miller to assume the additional role is in line with the company’s succession plan. Miller said Monday, “Bud set a great plan for the future of the company so I feel very comfortable going forwards.” While the cofounder does expect to hire a ceo down the road, that is not imminent. “At some point, I probably will but I don’t feel I need to hire someone tomorrow,” she said. The company has created an advisory council to help with further expansion plans and the brand has revealed a series of executive changes. China and the United Arab Emirates, including Dubai, are among the label’s newer international markets. Several initiatives and licensing partners are said to be close to being revealed. ”Bud was a both a close friend and a great partner for over 30 years,” Miller said. Miller and Konheim first teamed up in the late Seventies when he hired her as a designer at P.J. Walsh. The duo later went out on their own to start Nicole Miller Inc. and kept

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