Denim brand True Religion has announced the appointment of John Anderson and Marka Hansen, joining the board of directors.

Prior to joining True Religion, John Anderson has been working at Levi Strauss for 32 years, where he held the role of President and CEO of the company from 2006 to 2011.

Marka Hansen has collected experience in the retail industry and the merchandising field during her 24 years at Gap Inc. Her last position within the company was President of Gap North America from 2007 to 2011, supervising all aspects of the Gap brands.

David Conn, CEO of True Religion, regarding the announcement: “They both bring an unparalleled understanding of the denim industry. John’s background as CEO of Levi Strauss will be a valuable asset in guiding our business strategy and global operations and Marka’s product expertise will help support the evolution of our iconic brand positioning.”

True Religion Apparel, Inc. designs, manufactures and distributes apparel products, including its True Religion brand jeans, sportswear and licensed accessories. The company operates 148 stores in North America and over 30 international stores.