People: Chico's FAS Inc (CHS)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Ross Roeder

76 2009 Independent Chairman of the Board

David Dyer

64 2009 President, Chief Executive Officer, Non-Independent Director

Todd Vogensen

2014 Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President

Sheryl Clark

48 2011 Brand President - Boston Proper

Donna Colaco

55 2007 Brand President - White House & Black Market

Cynthia Murray

56 2009 Brand President - Chico's

Laurie Van Brunt

56 2010 Brand President - Soma Intimates

Kent Kleeberger

62 2011 Chief Operating Officer, Executive Vice President

Sara Stensrud

46 2010 Chief Human Resource Officer, Executive Vice President

Miki Berardelli

2014 Executive Vice President, Chief Marketing Officer, President - Digital Commerce

A. Alexander Rhodes

55 2009 Executive Vice President, General Counsel, Corporate Secretary

Lee Eisenberg

67 2009 Chief Creative Officer, Executive Vice President

Eric Singleton

52 2013 Senior Vice President, Chief Information Officer

David Oliver

56 2014 Chief Accounting Officer, Vice President - Finance, Corporate Controller

Verna Gibson

71 2011 Non-Independent Director

Janice Fields

58 2013 Independent Director

John Mahoney

63 2007 Independent Director

David Walker

60 2005 Independent Director

Stephen Watson

69 2010 Independent Director

Andrea Weiss

58 2009 Independent Director

Dave Slater

2014 Vice President - Investor Relations

Biographies

Name Description

Ross Roeder

Mr. Ross E. Roeder is Independent Chairman of the Board of Chico's FAS, Inc., since January 2009. He has been a director since 1997 and currently serves as the Chairman of the Board, having been appointed Chairman in January 2009. Mr. Roeder is the former Chairman of Smart & Final, Inc., having held this position from 1999 and having also served as a director of SFI Corporation, the parent corporation of Smart & Final, from 1984 until his retirement in 2007. From 1999 until 2004, Mr. Roeder also held the position of Chief Executive Officer of Smart & Final, Inc. From 1986 to 1998, Mr. Roeder served as a director of Morgan-Kaufman Publishers, Inc., a publisher of computer science text and reference books, and from 1993 to 1998 served as its Chairman of the Board. From 1986 until February 1993, Mr. Roeder was President and Chief Executive Officer of Federal Construction Company. Mr. Roeder was also a director of Mercantile Bank from 1995 to 2006.

David Dyer

Mr. David F. Dyer is President, Chief Executive Officer, Non-Independent Director of Chico's FAS, Inc. He has been a director since March 2007 and has been President and Chief Executive Officer of the Company since January 8, 2009. Mr. Dyer is the former President and Chief Executive Officer of Tommy Hilfiger Corporation where he served from August 2003 until his retirement in May 2006. Mr. Dyer was retired from May 2006 until January 2009. Prior to joining Tommy Hilfiger Corporation, Mr. Dyer served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Lands’ End from 1998 through 2002. From June 2002 until August 2003, Mr. Dyer also served as Executive Vice President of Sears and a member of its Management Executive Committee. In addition to his position as President and Chief Executive Officer of Lands’ End, his responsibilities included the Sears Direct businesses, both internet and catalog, and the Great Indoors Home division of Sears. Mr. Dyer previously served in various other roles at Lands’ End from 1989 to 1994, including as Vice Chairman and Director from 1991 to 1994. Mr. Dyer began his career with Burdines, a division of Federated Department Stores, and held various merchandising and marketing posts during his 17 years there. He later served as President and Chief Operating Officer of Home Shopping Network and was Acting President of J. Crew Catalog from 1997 to 1998. Mr. Dyer currently also serves on the Board of Directors of Zale Corporation. Previously, Mr. Dyer served on the Boards of Directors of Advo, Inc. from 1997 to 2007 and Tommy Hilfiger Corporation from 2003 to 2006.

Todd Vogensen

Mr. Todd E. Vogensen is appointed as Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President of the company effective June 27, 2014. Mr. Vogensen has served Chico’s FAS, Inc. in numerous roles over the last 5 years, leading to his current position as CFO. Mr. Vogensen joined Chico’s FAS, Inc. in October 2009 as Vice President of Planning and Strategy, followed by the role of Vice President of Investor Relations before his promotion to Senior Vice President, Finance. Previously, Mr. Vogensen held multiple positions of increasing scope and responsibility with Michaels Stores, Inc. from January 2005 to October 2009, including Corporate Controller and Vice President of Merchandising and Marketing Finance. Before joining Michaels, Mr. Vogensen served as Assistant Corporate Controller of Gap, Inc. from 2003 to 2005. Mr. Vogensen has also held multiple Finance management positions at Hewlett Packard Company, and he practiced as an Audit Manager and CPA with PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP.

Sheryl Clark

Ms. Sheryl Clark is Brand President - Boston Proper of Chico's FAS, Inc., since September 2011. Ms. Clark is Brand President-Boston Proper for the Company, having joined the Company in September 2011 as a result of the Company’s acquisition of Boston Proper. Ms. Clark has pioneered the omni-channel strategy for the brand, overseeing the opening of boutiques and a comprehensive digital experience. Ms. Clark was President and Chief Executive Officer of Boston Proper, Inc. beginning in December 2008. Ms. Clark has over 25 years of general management and merchandising experience working for major brands with global recognition including Boston Proper, Old Navy, Gap, and Bloomingdale’s. Prior to joining Boston Proper, Ms. Clark served as Executive Vice President of Merchandising for Old Navy at Gap Inc. from September 2004 to August 2008. Ms. Clark also served in various senior merchant roles at both Gap and Old Navy since joining Gap Inc.

Donna Colaco

Ms. Donna M. Colaco is Brand President - White House & Black Market of Chico's FAS, Inc., since August 2007. Ms. Colaco has over 30 years of experience in women’s specialty apparel. Prior to joining the Company, Ms. Colaco worked for Ann Taylor Corporation for more than 10 years in numerous capacities including, serving as President of Ann Taylor LOFT. Prior to Ann Taylor, Ms. Colaco worked for the Lerner New York Division of Limited, Inc. and Petrie Stores Corporation.

Cynthia Murray

Ms. Cynthia S. Murray is Brand President - Chico's of Chico's FAS, Inc., since February 2009. Ms. Murray has over 30 years of experience in retail. Prior to joining the Company, Ms. Murray spent the previous five years with Stage Stores, Inc., most recently serving as its Executive Vice President and Chief Merchandising Officer. Prior to Stage Stores, Ms. Murray worked for Talbot’s, Saks Fifth Avenue / Saks Off 5th, among other retailers.

Laurie Van Brunt

Ms. Laurie J. Van Brunt is Brand President - Soma Intimates of Chico's FAS, Inc., since May 2010. Ms. Van Brunt has over 30 years of experience in retail. Prior to joining the Company, Ms. Van Brunt spent the previous five years with J.C. Penney Company, serving as its Marketing Divisional Vice President, Director of Brand Management and most recently as Divisional Vice President-Intimate Apparel. Prior to J.C. Penney, Ms. Van Brunt served as Executive Vice President-General Merchandise Manager for the Lane Bryant Division of Limited Brands, General Merchandise Manager for Chadwicks of Boston and Petite Sophisticates Division of Casual Corner/U.S. Shoe and as a merchant for May Company.

Kent Kleeberger

Mr. Kent A. Kleeberger is Chief Operating Officer, Executive Vice President of Chico's FAS, Inc. From February 2011 through June 2011, Mr. Kleeberger was Executive Vice President-Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer for the Company. From November 2007 through February 2011, Mr. Kleeberger was Executive Vice President-Finance, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer for the Company. From 2004 through October 2007, Mr. Kleeberger was the Senior Vice President-Chief Financial Officer for Dollar Tree Stores, Inc. He served in numerous capacities from 1998 to 2004, for Too Inc., subsequently known as Tween Brands, Inc., culminating in his appointment as Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer, Chief Financial Officer, Secretary and Treasurer and was a member of that company’s Board of Directors until February 2004. Prior to that, Mr. Kleeberger served in various financial positions with The Limited, Inc. Mr. Kleeberger currently also serves on the board of directors of Shoe Carnival, Inc.

Sara Stensrud

Ms. Sara K. Stensrud is Chief Human Resource Officer, Executive Vice President of Chico's FAS, Inc., since July 2010. Ms. Stensrud was previously employed with Shopko Stores, Inc. and spent the majority of her seven-year career there as Senior Vice President of Human Resources. Ms. Stensrud has over 20 years of experience in the retail industry, and prior to Shopko Stores, Inc. worked for Fred Meyer Stores, Inc. and Gottschalks Stores.

Miki Berardelli

Ms. Miki Racine Berardelli is Executive Vice President, Chief Marketing Officer, President - Digital Commerce of the Company. A dynamic industry leader, Ms. Berardelli is rich with experience and skills that span a spectrum of customer-based strategies and marketing initiatives. She joins Chicos FAS, Inc. from Tory Burch , where she held the position of Chief Marketing Officer. Prior to that, she was Senior Vice President of Marketing at Ralph Lauren . Ms. Berardelli has been recognized as one of the "Top Women in Cross-Channel Retail" and as one of Brand Innovators "Top 50 Women Brand Marketers." She has also served on the board of Shop.org, the digital division of the National Retail Federation , for the past seven years. Herbert Mines Associates , New York City , conducted the search for Ms. Berardelli. Ms. Berardelli's responsibilities will include oversight of Chico's, White House Black Market, Soma and Boston Proper's e-commerce efforts, as well as customer analytics, digital marketing, social media, and strategic planning.

A. Alexander Rhodes

Mr. A. Alexander Rhodes is Executive Vice President, General Counsel, Corporate Secretary of Chico's FAS, Inc. Mr. Rhodes joined the Company in January 2003 as its Intellectual Property Counsel, expanding his oversight of legal matters for the Company into several other areas until October 2004, when he was promoted to Vice President-Corporate Counsel and Secretary. In April 2006, Mr. Rhodes was promoted to Senior Vice President-General Counsel and Secretary, and in October 2009, Mr. Rhodes was promoted to his current Executive Vice President position. Mr. Rhodes graduated from the Stetson University College of Law in 1994. From 1994 through December 2002, Mr. Rhodes was in private practice, working primarily in the areas of commercial litigation and intellectual property.

Lee Eisenberg

Mr. Lee Eisenberg is Chief Creative Officer, Executive Vice President of Chico's FAS, Inc., since November 2009. Mr. Eisenberg joined the Company in February 2009 as Director of Creative Strategy. From 2004 to 2009, Mr. Eisenberg worked as a freelance author, publishing books on topics including financial planning and consumerism. From 1999 to 2004, Mr. Eisenberg served in various positions with Lands’ End including Executive Vice President and Creative Director and Chief Creative and Administrative Officer. Prior to that, Mr. Eisenberg was with Time Magazine as Editor/Creative Development. He began his career at Esquire magazine eventually serving as its editor-in-chief.

Eric Singleton

Mr. Eric R Singleton is Senior Vice President, Chief Information Officer of Chico's FAS Inc. Prior to joining the company, Eric was the Chief Information Officer for Tommy Hilfiger Corporation where he held worldwide responsibility for the Information Technology division. Before joining Tommy Hilfiger, he was with Raytheon Company as head of worldwide E-Commerce, Vice President and Chief Information Officer for divisions of Honeywell Aerospace and Honeywell Automotive (formerly AlliedSignal), and Chief Information Officer for Columbia Energy. Mr. Singleton holds a variety of software copyrights in expert systems, artificial intelligence, scalable architectures, and has been the author of many articles that have been published in ComputerWorld, The N.Y. Times and The Wall Street Journal, among others.

David Oliver

Mr. David M. Oliver is Chief Accounting Officer, Vice President - Finance, Corporate Controller of Chico's FAS, Inc. Mr. Oliver joined Chico’s FAS, Inc. in March 2012 as Vice President – Finance and Corporate Controller. Prior to joining Chico’s FAS, Inc. Mr. Oliver held various finance roles with SUPERVALU INC. from April 2004 through March 2012 including Chief Financial Officer – Supply Chain Services, Vice President Corporate Controller and Vice President, Investor Relations. Prior to joining SUPERVALU INC., Mr. Oliver was Chief Financial Officer and Principal Accounting Officer of the Arden Group, Inc. Mr. Oliver is a Certified Public Accountant.

Verna Gibson

Ms. Verna K. Gibson is Non-Independent Director of Chico's FAS, Inc. She has been a director since 1993. Ms. Gibson provided consulting services to the Company during most of fiscal 2010 including serving as Interim Brand President for Soma Intimates from November 2009 to May 2010 and thereafter assisting with the transition to a new Brand President for Soma. From 1985 to 1991, Ms. Gibson was President and Chief Executive Officer of the Limited Stores Division of The Limited, Inc., a retail apparel specialty chain. From January 1991 through 1995, she served as President of Outlook Consulting Int., Inc. and in January 1999, she resumed the position of President of Outlook Consulting Int., Inc. From December 1994 to July 1996, Ms. Gibson was the Chairman of the Board of Petrie Retail, Inc. From 1993 to fall 1999, Ms. Gibson was a partner of Retail Options, Inc., a New York based retail consulting firm.

Janice Fields

Ms. Janice L. Fields is Independent Director of Chico's FAS, Inc., since May 3, 2013. Ms. Fields served as President of McDonald’s USA, LLC, a subsidiary of McDonald’s Corporation, from January 2010 through November 2012. Previously, Ms. Fields held numerous other roles at McDonald’s, having started her career as a crew member. Prior to serving as President, she held several executive positions within McDonald’s USA, including U.S. Division President for the Central Division from 2003 through 2006 and Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer from 2006 through January 2010. Ms. Fields currently serves on the Board of Directors of Monsanto Company, a leading global provider of agricultural products. Ms. Fields also serves on the boards of The Field Museum, The Global Board of Ronald McDonald House Charities, and chairs the Board of United Cerebral Palsy.

John Mahoney

Mr. John J. Mahoney, Jr., is Independent Director of Chico's FAS, Inc. He is retired as Vice Chairman of Staples, Inc. in July 2012, having served as Vice Chairman since January 2006. Mr. Mahoney also served as as Chief Financial Officer for Staples, Inc. from 1996 through January 2012. Prior to 1996, Mr. Mahoney was a partner at Ernst & Young, LLP. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of Bloomin’ Brands, Inc., Michael’s Stores, Inc. and Burlington Stores, Inc. Previously, Mr. Mahoney served on the Boards of Directors of Advo, Inc. from 2001 to 2007, Tweeter Home Entertainment Group, Inc. from 2004 to 2007 and Zipcar, Inc. from 2010 to 2012.

David Walker

Mr. David F. Walker is Independent Director of Chico's FAS, Inc., since 2005. From 2002 through 2009, he was the Director of the Accountancy Program at the University of South Florida in St. Petersburg and led the school’s Program for Social Responsibility and Corporate Reporting. For approximately 27 years, through 2002, Mr. Walker was with the accounting firm of Arthur Andersen LLP, having served as a partner with the firm from 1986 until 2002, and most recently until 2002 as partner in charge of the firm’s assurance and business advisory services practice in the Florida/Caribbean region. Mr. Walker is a certified public accountant, certified fraud examiner, and holds a Masters of Business Administration degree from the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business. He currently also serves on the Board of Directors of CommVault Systems, Inc. and CoreLogic, Inc. Mr. Walker also served on the Boards of Directors of First Advantage Corporation from 2003 to 2009 and Technology Research Corporation, Inc.

Stephen Watson

Mr. Stephen E. Watson is Independent Director of Chico's FAS, Inc., since November 2010. Mr. Watson brings to the Board nearly 40 years of executive and director experience in the retail industry, holding various executive officer positions with Dayton Hudson Corporation, including Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Dayton Hudson Department Stores Co. and President of Dayton Hudson Corporation. Mr. Watson retired in 2002 as President and Chief Executive Officer of Gander Mountain Company, a privately held retailer for outdoor sports and recreation activities. Mr. Watson currently also serves on the Board of Directors as non-executive Chairman of Regis Corporation and as Lead Director and Chairman of the Audit Committee for Kohl’s Corporation. From 1997 through 2005, Mr. Watson was a director of Shopko Stores, Inc. From 2004 through 2007, Mr. Watson was a director of Smart & Final, Inc. He also served on the Boards of Norwest Bank from 1990 to 1996, Target Corporation from 1991 to 1996, Retek, Inc. from 1999 to 2004 and Eddie Bauer Holdings, Inc. from 2005 to 2010.

Andrea Weiss

Ms. Andrea M. Weiss is Independent Director of Chico's FAS, Inc., since February 2009. Ms. Weiss is the founder and current President and Chief Executive Officer of Retail Consulting, Inc., a boutique consulting practice focused on product and brand development, consumer contact strategies, operational improvements, and turnarounds, and has served as its President and Chief Executive Officer since its formation in October 2002. She has extensive specialty retail experience having served in several senior executive positions with dELiA*s Inco., The Limited, Inc., Intimate Brands, Inc., Guess, Inc., and Ann Taylor Stores, Inc. Ms. Weiss currently serves on the board of directors of Cracker Barrel Old Country Store, Inc., Nutrisystem, Inc., and The Pep Boys – Manny, Moe & Jack. Previously, Ms. Weiss served on the boards of directors of Ediets.com, Inc. from 2004 to 2009 and GSI Commerce, Inc. from 2006 to 2011.

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