Anne Fleming Joins the Waterside Shops as General Manager

Anne Flemming, who has over 20 years of luxury retail experience, has joined the Waterside Shops in Naples, FL, as their new General Manager.

May 16, 2013 (FPRC) -- NAPLES, Fla. – Anne Fleming has joined the Waterside Shops in Naples as their new General Manager, bringing over 20 years of luxury retail experience at Neiman Marcus, Tiffany & Co. and Bloomingdale’s to her new position. Prior to joining the team at Waterside Shops, Anne worked in luxury retailers at Somerset Collection in Michigan, a property owned and managed by The Forbes Company, which also owns and manages Waterside Shops.

A graduate of UCLA, Fleming spent her early career holding senior management positions in the cosmetics industry at Estée Lauder and La Prairie, and was accountable for covering 40 states, managing 120 accounts, and overseeing sales of $40 million. In that capacity, Anne earned an outstanding reputation for creating and executing effective business strategies.

About Fleming’s hiring, Michelle Jacobs of Waterside Shops said, "we are absolutely thrilled to be welcoming Anne into the fold; her two decades of experience in luxury brands will be a tremendous asset to Waterside Shops going forward. And she’s been incredibly involved in the communities she’s been a part of in the past through her charity work, so I’m sure she’ll be an integral part of the Gulf Shore business and philanthropic world in short order. We really couldn’t be happier to have her."

Fleming lives in Pelican Bay with her son Sasha, who attends Naples High School.

Waterside Shops is the Gulf Coast's premiere shopping and dining destination, where the finest names in luxury retail and fashionable lifestyle stores are set amid a lush landscape of 30,000 tropical plants and flowering shrubs, a 550-foot-long hand-laid rock wall punctuated by cascading water, and dramatic lighting features. More than 60 shops and restaurants lets visitors indulge in the extraordinary while they delight in the everyday.

MARKIT Group, the agency of Record for the Waterside Shops, is a full-service traditional and digital marketing and public relations firm with an emphasis on social media, reputation management and monitoring, as well as brand management. Headquartered in Bonita Springs, Fla., with offices in New York, Pittsburgh and Charleston, S.C.

For more information contact Nannette Staropoli of MARKIT Group  (

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