Business 100 - 2012

Danielle Moran/Ralph Lauren

Danielle Moran is the manager of operations at Ralph Lauren, Denim and Supply. Responsible for operational management of the merchandising and design teams, Danielle is also the point person for the senior vice presidents of Merchandising and Creative Design. She joined the company in 2005, as an administrative assistant to the Senior Director in Knits & Sweaters. She then became the executive assistant to both the SVP of Merchandising at Polo Jeans and the SVP of Creative Design, a position she maintains today in addition to her managerial responsibilities.

A graduate of Hofstra University, Danielle is a talented performer and recipient of the Circle in the Square Musical Theatre Award. A second-generation Irish American, Danielle traces her paternal roots to Moate, County Westmeath, to Kilgarvin, County Kerry and New Market on Fergus, County Clare. She says, “Every year when I march in the NYC St. Patrick’s Day Parade with my parents, I truly feel the joy of how well we Irish have thrived in America. I owe a tremendous part of my success to my Irish heritage.”