Su Hilty Announces Plans to Retire From 7W
May 14, 2011,
Hilty's career had spanned more than 40 years and included stints at Bloomingdale's, Gucci and Liz Claiborne Accessories before she joined former showroom building 225 Fifth Avenue as vp of marketing. When the building was sold in 2004 to be turned into condos, Hilty was recruited by MMPI for the newly opening 7 W New York.
"After a varied and rewarding career and fi nally achieving MMPI's highest honor, the coveted Marty Award, last year, I felt the timing was right for the next step," Hilty said. "This is never an easy decision, but while I may be resigning from 7 W, my love for and connection with the home and gift industry will continue."
Hilty will continue to be involved with the International Furnishings & Design Association, of which she is past president for the NY Chapter. She is also committed to the Home Products Advisory board of FIT, The Fashion Group International, Gift for Life, the alumnae chapter of sorority Alpha Chi Omega and the Global Give Back Circle. A farewell reception is in the works, with details to be announced.
Jessica Kreider will assume many of Hilty's responsibilities. She will work closely with Nancy Michael, MMPI's new senior marketing and strategy director for the gift and home decor industry.