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Chico's FAS Inc (CHS.N)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

David Walker

64 2015 Independent Chairman of the Board

Shelley Broader

53 2015 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

Todd Vogensen

49 2015 Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President, Assistant Corporate Secretary

Diane Ellis

60 2016 Brand President - Chico’s

David Pastrana

41 2018 President - White House Black Market Brand

Mary Van Praag

53 2017 Brand President - Soma

Ann Joyce

53 2017 Chief Information Officer and Executive Vice President - Advanced Analytics, Customer Experience and Technology

David Oliver

60 2017 Senior Vice President - Finance, Chief Accounting Officer, Controller

John Lund

58 2016 Senior Vice President - Supply Chain Operations

Bonnie Brooks

64 2016 Independent Director

Janice Fields

62 2013 Independent Director

Deborah Kerr

46 2017 Independent Director

John Mahoney

66 2007 Independent Director

William Simon

58 2016 Independent Director

Stephen Watson

73 2010 Independent Director

Andrea Weiss

62 2009 Independent Director

Julie Lorigan

2017 Vice President – Investor Relations, Public Relations, and Corporate Communications

Biographies

Name Description

David Walker

Mr. David F. Walker is Independent Chairman of the Board of the Company. He has been a director since 2005 and currently serves as Chair of the Board and Chair of our Audit Committee. He also serves on the board of directors and chairs the audit committees of CommVault Systems, Inc., a data management software company, and CoreLogic, Inc., a real estate intelligence and analytics company. In addition, he was the Director of the Accountancy Program at the University of South Florida from 2002 through 2009 and led the school’s Program for Social Responsibility and Corporate Reporting. Mr. Walker was a partner at Arthur Andersen LLP from 1986 until 2002 and was in charge of the firm’s assurance and business advisory services practice in the Florida/Caribbean region. He has been deemed by the Board to be an Audit Committee Financial Expert.

Shelley Broader

Ms. Shelley G. Broader serves as President, Chief Executive Officer, Director of the Company. Ms. Broader joined the Company after having served as President and Chief Executive Officer of the Walmart Europe, Middle East and Sub-Saharan Africa region since 2014. Walmart is a multinational retail corporation. She previously served Walmart in various roles, including as President and Chief Executive Officer of Walmart Canada from 2011 to 2014, Chief Merchandising Officer for Walmart Canada from 2010 to 2011, and Senior Vice President for Sam’s Club in 2010. Prior to joining Walmart in 2010, Ms. Broader was President and Chief Operating Officer of The Michaels Companies, Inc. ("Michaels"), an arts and crafts retail chain, from 2008 to 2009. Before joining Michaels, Ms. Broader enjoyed a 17-year career with Delhaize Group, a food supermarket retailer, where, under the Hannaford banner, she held a range of leadership roles across the Company’s operations, merchandising, distribution, strategy and marketing divisions. Ms. Broader is a member of the board of directors of Raymond James Financial, Inc. and Moffitt Cancer Center’s National Board of Advisors. She also serves on the board of directors and executive committee of the Florida Council of 100 as well as the board of directors of RILA, the Retail Industry Leaders Association. From July 2014 to November 2015, Ms. Broader served on the board of directors of Massmart Holdings, Ltd., a publicly traded South African firm, affiliated with Walmart. From March 2011 to March 2013, she served on the board of directors of Walmart de Mexico and CentroAmerica, a publicly traded Mexican firm, also affiliated with Walmart. She is a graduate of Washington State University.

Todd Vogensen

Mr. Todd E. Vogensen serves as Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President, Assistant Corporate Secretary of the Company. He joined the Company in October 2009 as Vice President - Financial Planning and Analysis, followed by the role of Vice President - Investor Relations, before his promotion to Senior Vice President - Finance. He was subsequently named Executive Vice President - Chief Financial Officer and Assistant Corporate Secretary. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Vogensen served in executive finance roles at Michaels Stores, Inc., an arts and crafts retail chain, Gap, Inc., a clothing and accessories retailer, and Hewlett Packard Company, an information technology company, as well as Audit Manager and CPA at accounting firm PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP.

Diane Ellis

Ms. Diane M. Ellis is Brand President - Chico’s of the Company. She joined the Company in November 2016. Prior to joining the Company, Ms. Ellis served as Chief Executive Officer of The Limited Stores, a fashion retailer, since 2013. From 2006 until 2013, Ms. Ellis served as President and Chief Operating Officer of Brooks Brothers Group, Inc., an apparel retailer. Prior to Brooks Brothers, Ms. Ellis was the founding partner of Lighthouse Retail Group, a retail-centric consulting firm, managing director for the Retail Strategy Practice at PricewaterhouseCoopers, and director of merchandise planning, allocation and inventory at Filene’s department stores. 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 businesses. She is a member of the board of directors of Stage Stores, Inc., which operates specialty department stores.

David Pastrana

Mr. David Pastrana is President - White House Black Market Brand of the Company. Mr. Pastrana served as President of Apparel at Sears Holding Corporation from March 2014 through July 2017. Prior to that, from April 2013 to March 2014, he served as President North America for Topshop Topman, where he managed the North American retail, wholesale and online businesses. Before that he was at Inditex (parent company to Zara) for almost eight years, where he served as CEO and Managing Director of the Canadian and then the U.S. markets. Prior to that he served Inditex in various corporate, regional and store operations roles.

Mary Van Praag

Ms. Mary Van Praag is Brand President - Soma of the Company. Ms. van Praag has over 30 years of global, multichannel beauty industry leadership experience. She has a proven track record of developing brands and executing sales growth strategies. Prior to joining the Company, Ms. van Praag was CEO of Perricone MD from May 2015 to August 2017. From March 2008 to May 2015, Ms. van Praag held several international and domestic executive leadership roles at Coty, Inc. (“Coty”), including serving as General Manager of OPI Products, Inc. Prior to Coty, Ms. van Praag held corporate and regional positions at Johnson & Johnson, Revlon, Inc., and other health, beauty, and personal care companies.

Ann Joyce

Ms. Ann E. Joyce is Chief Information Officer and Executive Vice President - Advanced Analytics, Customer Experience and Technology of the Company. She joined the Company in November 2015. Ms. Joyce has more than 30 years of 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 into 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.

David Oliver

Mr. David M. Oliver is Senior Vice President - Finance, Chief Accounting Officer, Controller of the Company. He joined Chico’s FAS, Inc. in March 2012 as Vice President - Controller. Prior to joining Chico’s FAS, Inc., Mr. Oliver held various finance roles with SUPERVALU Inc., a retail and wholesale grocery chain, including Chief Financial Officer - Supply Chain Services, Vice President, Corporate Controller and Vice President, Investor Relations from 2004 to 2012. Mr. Oliver also served as an executive finance officer at the Arden Group, Inc. and The Vons Companies, Inc., both food supermarket retailers, as well as Audit Manager and CPA at the accounting firm Arthur Andersen.

John Lund

Mr. John R. Lund is Senior Vice President - Supply Chain Operations of the Company. He joined the Company in 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 Senior Vice President Disney Parks Supply Chain Management from 2006 to 2013, after having joined Disneyland Paris in 1992. Prior to his career at Disney, Dr. Lund worked at RAND, an internationally renowned nonprofit 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. John 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.

Bonnie Brooks

Ms. Bonnie R. Brooks is Independent Director of the Company. She has more than 30 years of global retail executive leadership experience and most recently (January 2014 - December 2016) served as the Vice Chair of Hudson’s Bay Company, a fashion retail group operating through multiple banners, including Hudson’s Bay, Home Outfitters, Lord & 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 & 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 and owner of Harvey Nichols, UK. Prior to that, Ms. Brooks spent 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 directors and sits on the Compensation Committee of Abercrombie & Fitch Co., a teen apparel retailer, and Rogers Communications Inc., a Canadian diversified communications and media company, and she is a trustee of RioCan Real Estate Investment Trust, a North American real estate owner and developer. Ms. Brooks was formerly a director of Empire Company Limited, one of Canada’s largest food retailers. She is a member of the Order of Canada.

Janice Fields

Ms. Janice L. Fields is Independent Director of the Company. She has more than 30 years of global retail executive leadership experience and most recently (January 2014 - December 2016) served as the Vice Chair of Hudson’s Bay Company, a fashion retail group operating through multiple banners, including Hudson’s Bay, Home Outfitters, Lord & 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 & 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 and owner of Harvey Nichols, UK. Prior to that, Ms. Brooks spent 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 directors and sits on the Compensation Committee of Abercrombie & Fitch Co., a teen apparel retailer, and Rogers Communications Inc., a Canadian diversified communications and media company, and she is a trustee of RioCan Real Estate Investment Trust, a North American real estate owner and developer. Ms. Brooks was formerly a director of Empire Company Limited, one of Canada’s largest food retailers. She is a member of the Order of Canada.

Deborah Kerr

Ms. Deborah L. Kerr is Independent Director of the Company. She has been a Director since June of 2017 and currently serves on our Corporate Governance and Nominating Committee. Ms. Kerr also serves on the board of NetApp, Inc. She formerly served on the board of D+H Corporation, a Canadian company that provides global payments and lending technology. She also sits on the board of ExlService Holdings, Inc., a provider of operations management analytics and technology platforms. From 2013 to April of 2017, Ms. Kerr was the Executive Vice President, Chief Product & Technology Officer for Sabre Corporation in Dallas, Texas, a software and services technology provider to the travel and transportation industry. From 2009-2012, Ms. Kerr served as Executive Vice President and Chief Product & Technology Officer at Fair Isaac Corporation (now FICO) in San Diego, California. From 1998 to 2009, she served in various technology leadership roles at Hewlett-Packard Company, also in San Diego, and from 1988 to 1998, she was Manager, Mission Operations, at NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California. Ms. Kerr is a global product and technology executive, recognized for executing successful transformations, accelerating growth and innovation, and managing risk and change in complex environments. She is also an experienced public company director. Her extensive skill set, particularly her product and technology experience, qualify her to sit on our Board.

John Mahoney

Mr. John J. Mahoney, Jr. is Independent Director of the Company. He has been a director since 2007 and currently serves on our Audit Committee and chairs our Human Resources, Compensation and Benefits Committee. He retired as Vice Chairman of Staples, Inc., an office supply retail chain, where he served from 2006 through 2012. Additionally, he served as Chief Financial Officer for Staples, Inc., from 1996 through 2012. Prior to 1996, Mr. Mahoney was a partner at the accounting firm Ernst & Young LLP. He currently serves on the board of directors and chairs the audit committees of Bloomin’ Brands, Inc., a company that owns dining restaurant chains, and The Michaels Companies, Inc., an arts and crafts retail chain. He also is Lead Independent Director and chairs the Compensation Committee of Burlington Stores, Inc., a national discount apparel retail chain. Mr. Mahoney served on the board of directors of Advo, Inc., a leading direct mail marketing services company, from 2001 to 2007, Zipcar, Inc., one of the world’s leading car-sharing services, from 2010 to 2012, and has been deemed by the Board to be an Audit Committee Financial Expert.

William Simon

Mr. William S. Simon, Jr. is Independent Director of the Company. He has been a director since 2016 and currently serves on our Human Resources, Compensation and Benefits Committee. He retired in 2014 from his position as President and CEO of Walmart U.S. and Executive Vice President of Walmart Stores, Inc. (“Walmart”) and remained a consultant through 2015. Prior to that, he served in various executive roles at Walmart from 2006 forward. Mr. Simon has also served as President of WSS Consulting, a consulting advisory firm established by Mr. Simon to provide professional consulting services to businesses. 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., a restaurant operator, and is a senior advisor to KKR, an investment firm. Since 2015, Mr. Simon has served as a faculty member and Executive in Residence at Baylor University.

Stephen Watson

Mr. Stephen E. Watson is Independent Director of the Company. 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, a company owning several major retail brands, 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 serves as Lead Director and sits on the Audit Committee of Kohl’s Corporation, a department store retail chain. From 2007 to 2017, he served on the board of Regis Corporation, a leading hair salon chain. From 1997 through 2005, Mr. Watson was a director of Shopko Stores, Inc., a retail store chain. From 2004 through 2007, Mr. Watson was a director of Smart & Final, Inc., a chain of food supply stores. He also served on the boards of Norwest Bank from 1990 to 1996, Target Corporation, a multinational retail chain, from 1991 to 1996, Retek, Inc., a provider of an end-to-end retail management enterprise resource planning software, from 1999 to 2004 and Eddie Bauer Holdings, Inc., a holding company that operates retail store chains, from 2005 to 2010.

Andrea Weiss

Ms. Andrea M. Weiss is Independent Director of the Company. 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. In April 2014, Ms. Weiss co-founded The O Alliance, LLC., a consulting network focused on omni-channel solutions. She has extensive specialty retail experience having served in several senior executive positions with dELiA*s Inc., a retail company of young women’s clothing, The Limited, Inc., a women’s fashion retailer, Intimate Brands, Inc., a women’s fashion retailer, Guess, Inc., a clothing retailer, and Ann Taylor Stores, Inc., a women’s retail chain. Ms. Weiss currently serves on the board 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. 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 and 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 & Jack, an automotive products chain from 2013 to 2016.

Julie Lorigan

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