Creating a new position, Intersport International Corp. has appointed Katja Erbe to run the growing network of master franchise partners for its The Athlete's Foot banner in Europe. She comes from Adidas, where she served in numerous management roles, most recently as senior sales director for Central Eastern Europe. She started as an account manager of Adidas for such clients as Intersport and Foot Locker. She then worked for the brand in marketing, business development, channel management and franchise management before being named brand director for Reebok in Central Europe and then sales director for both brands in the East region. Since its acquisition by IIC, TAF has grown in Europe from 18 stores in two countries to 105 stores in eight countries. Like Adam Chait, who runs TAF's business in the U.S., Erbe will report to Ingmar Kraak, global chief executive for TAF.