WKU Graduate Named New Leader of Bowling Green-Based Fruit of the Loom

Dec 7, 2016

Melissa Burgess-Taylor
Credit Fruit of the Loom

Fruit of the Loom has named a senior vice president at its global headquarters in Bowling Green as the company’s new chairman and CEO. Melissa Burgess-Taylor will lead the company following the unexpected death of former CEO Rick Medlin last month.

Burgess-Taylor has been with the manufacturer of family and athletic apparel for 17 years. Her most recent position was Senior Vice President of Brand Management and Sales for Fruit of the Loom and Vanity Fair Brands.

She has a bachelor’s degree in marketing, with a concentration in textiles and clothing, from Western Kentucky University.