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Chico's FAS Inc (CHS)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

David Walker

62 2015 Independent Chairman of the Board

Shelley Broader

52 2015 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

Todd Vogensen

47 2015 Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President, Assistant Corporate Secretary

Donna Colaco

57 2007 Brand President - White House Black Market

Diane Ellis

58 2016 President - Chico’s Brand

Laurie Van Brunt

58 2010 Brand President - Soma Intimates

Kristin Oliver

44 2016 Executive Vice President - Chief Human Resources Officer

Ann Joyce

51 2015 Executive Vice President - Chief Information Officer

Susan Lanigan

54 2016 Executive Vice President - Chief Legal Counsel

John Lund

2016 Senior Vice President - Supply Chain and Operations

Lori Shaffer

Senior Vice President - Outlets and Corporate Store Operations

David Oliver

2012 Group Vice President Finance – Controller, Chief Accounting Officer

Bonnie Brooks

62 2016 Director

William Simon

56 2016 Director

Janice Fields

61 2013 Independent Director

John Mahoney

64 2007 Independent Director

Ross Roeder

78 2015 Independent Director

Stephen Watson

71 2010 Independent Director

Andrea Weiss

61 2009 Independent Director

Jennifer Powers

2014 Vice President - Investor Relations

Biographies

Name Description

David Walker

Mr. David F. Walker is an Independent Chairman of the Board of Chico's FAS, Inc. He has been a director since 2005 and currently serves as Chair of the Board. Mr. Walker also currently serves on the boards of directors of CommVault Systems, Inc. and CoreLogic, Inc., and previously served on the boards of directors of Atlantic Blue Group, Inc. during 2012, First Advantage Corporation from 2003 to 2009, Paradyne Networks, Inc. from 2003 to 2005 and Technology Research Corporation, Inc. from 2004 to 2010. Mr. Walker was employed as the Director of the Accountancy Program and the Program for Social Responsibility and Corporate Reporting at the University of South Florida St. Petersburg from 2002 through 2009. Prior to joining the University of South Florida, Mr. Walker was with Arthur Andersen LLP, having served as a partner in that firm from 1986 through 2002 and most recently until 2002 as partner in charge of the firm’s assurance and business advisory services practice for the Florida and Caribbean region. Mr. Walker is an NACD Board Leadership Fellow, a certified public accountant and a certified fraud examiner.

Shelley Broader

Ms. Shelley G. Broader is President, Chief Executive Officer, Director of the Company. She also serves on the company’s Board of Directors. She is the former President and Chief Executive Officer of Walmart’s EMEA region, where she was responsible for retail operations and business development across Europe, the Middle East, Sub-Saharan Africa and Canada. Previously she served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Walmart Canada, Chief Merchandising Officer for Walmart Canada, and Senior Vice President for Sam’s Club, Walmart’s membership-warehouse format in the U.S. Prior to joining Walmart in 2010, Ms. Broader was President and Chief Operating Officer of Michael’s, the world’s largest retailer of arts and crafts. Before joining Michael’s, Ms. Broader spent seventeen years with the Delhaize Group, where she held a range of leadership roles within the merchandising, distribution, strategy and marketing divisions. She was promoted to President and Chief Operating Officer of Delhaize Group’s Kash n’ Karry chain, and later served President and Chief Executive Officer of Sweetbay. Ms. Broader began her career in the investment banking sector, holding roles at Massachusetts Financial Services Company and First Albany Corporation. Ms. Broader is a member of the board of directors of Raymond James Financial, Inc. She obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree from Washington State University.

Todd Vogensen

Mr. Todd E. Vogensen is Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President, Assistant Corporate Secretary of the company. He 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. initially as Vice President of Planning and Strategy, followed by the role of Vice President of Investor Relations before his promotion to Executive 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.

Donna Colaco

Ms. Donna M. Colaco is Brand President - White House Black Market of Chico's FAS, Inc. She having joined the Company in August 2007. Ms. Colaco has over 25 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, most recently 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.

Diane Ellis

Ms. Diane M. Ellis is President - Chico’s Brand of the Company. She having joined the Company in November 2016. Ms. Ellis has over 35 years of retail experience. Prior to joining the Company, Ms. Ellis was the Chief Executive Officer of The Limited Stores. During her three year tenure, she developed an innovative strategy, driving the company’s growth and business transformation. Prior to The Limited, Ms. Ellis was President and Chief Operating Officer of Brooks Brothers, where she led stores, ecommerce, operations, sourcing, product development, finance, supply chain, planning and international. Prior to Brooks Brothers, Ms. Ellis was the founding partner of Lighthouse Retail Group, Managing Director for the Retail Strategy Practice at PricewaterhouseCoopers, and Director of Merchandise Planning, Allocation and Inventory Control at Filene’s. Ms. Ellis also served in merchandising, planning, strategy and store management roles at Joseph Horne’s department stores and at Marshalls, where she launched the petite and swimwear businesses. Ms. Ellis currently serves on the board of Stage Stores, Inc., a specialty department store.

Laurie Van Brunt

Ms. Laurie J. Van Brunt is no longer Brand President - Soma Intimates of Chico's FAS, Inc., effective March 31, 2017. She having joined the Company in 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 work as an Executive Vice President General Merchandise Manager for the Lane Bryant Division of Limited Brands, General Merchandise Manager for Chadwicks of Boston, General Merchandise Manager for Petite Sophisticates Division of Casual Corner/U.S. Shoe and May Company as a merchant.

Kristin Oliver

Ms. Kristin L. Oliver is Executive Vice President - Chief Human Resources Officer of the Company, since May 2016. She having joined the Company in May 2016. Prior to joining the company, Ms. Oliver held the role of Executive Vice President of People for Walmart U.S., supporting 1.4 million associates in functions such as merchandising, marketing, financial services, and field human resources. Kristin previously served as Senior Vice President of People for Walmart U.S., Senior Vice President of People for Walmart International, and Vice President and Division General Counsel, Employment Practices. Before joining Walmart in 2004, Kristin was a partner at the law firm of Gable & Gotwals in Tulsa, Oklahoma, where her practice focused on commercial litigation and employment law. She earned a bachelor’s degree in English from Oklahoma State University and a juris doctorate degree from Harvard University.

Ann Joyce

Ms. Ann E. Joyce is Executive Vice President - Chief Information Officer of the Company. She having joined the Company in November 2015. Ms. Joyce has 30 years of information technology experience supporting the apparel industry, including retail, wholesale, licensing, manufacturing, and international environments. Prior to joining the Company, Ms. Joyce served as Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer at Aeropostale, Inc. for 12 years. During her tenure, Aeropostale was recognized as a Top Innovator by Apparel Magazine and helped lead the industry in mobile payments. Prior to Aeropostale, Ms. Joyce held various positions including the position of Vice President of Global Applications at Polo Ralph Lauren from 1996 until 2002. Ms. Joyce has also held positions of increasing scope and responsibility at Leslie Faye, and Garan, Inc. since starting her career.

Susan Lanigan

Ms. Susan S. Lanigan is Executive Vice President - Chief Legal Counsel of the company since June 2016. Previously, Ms. Lanigan served as Executive Vice President, General Counsel of Dollar General Corporation, a Fortune 200 company, and at the time, the largest discount retailer in the United States by number of stores. Ms. Lanigan joined Dollar General in 2002 as Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary, and in 2005, was promoted to Executive Vice President, General Counsel. She retired from Dollar General in 2013. Prior to joining Dollar General, Ms. Lanigan served as Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary at Zale Corporation, a specialty retailer of fine jewelry. Prior to her time at Zale, Ms. Lanigan held legal positions with Turner Broadcasting, a media conglomerate and division of Time Warner, and the law firm of Troutman Sanders LLP. Ms. Lanigan currently serves as Chair of the Tennessee Education Lottery Commission, a position to which she was appointed by the Governor of the State of Tennessee. Additionally, Ms. Lanigan serves on the Board of Kirkland’s, a specialty retailer of home décor and gifts.

John Lund

Mr. John Lund is Senior Vice President - Supply Chain and Operations of the company since November 2016. Most recently, he was the founder and principal at Lund Simon Consulting, specializing in helping organizations to master the complexities of supply chain operations while driving profitable growth. Prior to founding Lund Simon Consulting, Dr. Lund held various leadership roles with increasing responsibility at The Walt Disney Company, including SVP, Integrated Supply Chain Management from 2013 to 2016, and SVP Disney Parks Supply Chain Management from 2006 to 2013, after having joined Disneyland Paris in 1992 as Manager, Transportation, Telecommunication & General Services. Prior to his career at Disney, Dr. Lund worked at RAND, an internationally renowned non-profit research center for public policy. During his career at RAND from 1984 to 1992, he advised the US government on national security strategy, political-economic affairs, and military planning. While at RAND, he authored or co-authored numerous books and reports. Dr. Lund holds a doctorate in policy analysis from Pardee RAND Graduate School, an MA in international affairs from Columbia University, and a BA in international relations and economics from St. Joseph’s University.

Lori Shaffer

Ms. Lori Shaffer is Senior Vice President - Outlets and Corporate Store Operations of the company. She joined Chico's FAS in 1998 as a buyer and has held numerous leadership roles of increasing responsibility since, including Director of Merchandising, Vice President Controller, and most recently, Senior Vice President Merchandise Operations and Outlets. In 2016 she was promoted to her current role of Senior Vice President Outlets and Corporate Store Operations, after leading the growth of Chico’s outlet business. Ms. Shaffer took responsibility for 37 Chico’s outlets in 2008 and opened over 80 stores through 2016. She is credited with converting the channel from a clearance concept to a successful made-for-outlet concept. Lori began her retail career as an executive trainee at JC Penney, Inc. During her nineteen years there she held a variety of leadership positions, including areas of responsibility in merchandising, planning, purchasing, stores, and human resources.

David Oliver

Mr. David M. Oliver is Group Vice President Finance – Controller, Chief Accounting Officer of the company since March 2012. Prior to joining the Company, 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.

Bonnie Brooks

Ms. Bonnie R. Brooks is Director of the Company. She is currently serves as the Vice Chair of Hudson’s Bay Company, a Canada-based fashion retail group operating through multiple banners, including Hudson’s Bay, Home Outfitters, Lord and Taylor, Saks Fifth Avenue, Saks Off Fifth, and Kaufhof. Ms. Brooks joined Hudson’s Bay in 2008 as Chief Executive Officer and President. From 2012 to 2014, Ms. Brooks served as President of Hudson’s Bay Company, responsible for both Hudson’s Bay and Lord and Taylor Department Stores USA. From 1997 to 2008, Ms. Brooks was based in Hong Kong serving as an executive officer, including as President of the Lane Crawford Joyce Group, a women’s fashion retailer with over 500 stores in Asia, and as Global Merchandise Manager for Dickson Concepts (International) Limited, a luxury retail group. Prior to that, Ms. Brooks spend over a decade at Holt Renfrew & Company, a Canada-based fashion department store, in roles that included Executive Vice President and General Merchandise Manager. Ms. Brooks also serves on the Board of Abercrombie & Fitch Co., a teen apparel retailer, Alignvest Acquisition Corporation, a Special Purpose Acquisition Corporation, and Rogers Communications, Inc., a Canadian diversified communications and media company. Ms. Brooks is a trustee of RioCan Real Estate Investment Trust, a North American real estate owner and operator, and serves as the Chair of the Board of Trustees of the Royal Ontario Museum.

William Simon

Mr. William S. Simon, Jr., is Director of the Company since July of 2016. Mr. Simon served as Executive Vice President of Walmart and as President and CEO of Walmart U.S. from 2010 until 2014, and he remained a consultant to Walmart through February 2015. Since 2014, Mr. Simon has served as President of WSS Consulting, a consulting advisory firm established by Mr. Simon to provide professional consulting services to businesses. Previously, he served as Executive Vice President and COO of Walmart U.S. from 2007 to 2010 and Executive Vice President of Professional Services and New Business Development from 2006 to 2007. Prior to joining Walmart, Mr. Simon held several senior positions at Brinker International, Inc. a casual dining restaurant company, Diageo North America, Inc., a leading premium drink company, Cadbury Schweppes plc, a multinational confectionery company, PepsiCo, a multinational food, snack and beverage corporation, and RJR Nabisco, a tobacco and food products company. Mr. Simon served as Secretary of the Florida Department of Management Services and served 25 years in the U.S. Navy and Naval Reserves. Mr. Simon also serves on the Board of Directors of Darden Restaurants, Inc., and as an advisor to KKR, an investment firm. Since 2015, Mr. Simon has served as a faculty member and Executive in Residence at Baylor University.

Janice Fields

Ms. Janice L. Fields is Independent Director of Chico's FAS, Inc., since May 3, 2013. She 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 an Independent Director of Chico's FAS, Inc. He has been a director since 2007 and retired as Vice Chair of Staples, Inc. in July 2012, having served as Vice Chair since January 2006. Mr. Mahoney also served as Chief Financial Officer for Staples, Inc. from 1996 through January 2012. Prior to 1996, Mr. Mahoney was a partner at Ernst & Young LLP. Mr. Mahoney currently serves on the Board of Directors of Bloomin' Brands, Inc., Michael's Stores and Burlington Stores. Previously, Mr. Mahoney served on the Boards of Directors of Advo, Inc. from 2007 to 2011, Tweeter Home Entertainment Group, Inc. from 2004 to 2007 and Zipcar, Inc. from 2010 to 2012.

Ross Roeder

Mr. Ross E. Roeder is Independent director of the Board of Chico's FAS, Inc. He has been a director since 1997 and served as Chair of the Board from January 2009 until June 2015. Mr. Roeder is the former Chair 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 Chair 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.

Stephen Watson

Mr. Stephen E. Watson is Independent Director of Chico's FAS, Inc., since November 2010. He has been a director 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 Chair 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 of Regis Corporation and as Lead Director and Chair 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. She 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. In April 2014, Ms. Weiss co-founded the O Alliance, LLC, a consulting network focused on omni-channel solutions. Ms. Weiss has extensive specialty retail experience having served as President of Guess, Inc., a clothing retailer, President of dELia*s Inc., a retail company of young women’s clothing, Chief Stores Officer of The Limited, Inc., a women’s fashion retailer, and Intimate Brands, Inc., a women’s fashion retailer, and Executive Vice President of Ann Taylor Stores, Inc., a women’s retail chain. Ms. Weiss currently also serves on the Boards of Directors of Cracker Barrel Old Country Store, Inc., a chain of restaurant and gift stores, and Nutrisystem, Inc., a provider of weight loss products and services. Previously, Ms. Weiss served on the boards of directors of Ediets.com, Inc. an online service providing dietary nutritional and exercise advice, from 2004 to 2009, GSI Commerce, Inc. a company specializing in creating, developing, and running online sites for brick and mortar retail establishments, from 2006 to 2011, and The Pep Boys - Manny, Moe and Jack, an automotive products chain from 2013 to 2016.

Jennifer Powers