Camuto Group has appointed Susan Pellish-Thaler as group president of footwear of Vince Camuto and Louise et Cie. In her new role, she will oversee the shoe businesses for both brands in the U.S. Pellish-Thaler was most recently general manager of Sam Edelman. Previously, she served at Nine West Corp., a company co-founded by the late Vince Camuto, as president of a specialty division. Prior to that, she was vice-president of footwear, handbags and accessories at Saks Fifth Avenue for a decade. In addition, Camuto Group has announced the promotion of Leah Robert to chief communications and strategic development officer, reporting directly to Alex Del Cielo, the group's chief executive officer. Robert, who was most recently executive vice-president of licensing and marketing, will now also develop corporate strategy with the executive team and manage corporate communications.