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Chico's FAS Inc (CHS.N)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

David Walker

65 2015 Independent Chairman of the Board

Bonnie Brooks

65 2019 Interim President, Interim Chief Executive Officer, Director

Todd Vogensen

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

Karen McKibbin

59 2019 President of Chico's brand

David Pastrana

42 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

Janice Fields

63 2013 Independent Director

Deborah Kerr

46 2017 Independent Director

John Mahoney

67 2007 Independent Director

Kim Roy

2019 Independent Director

William Simon

58 2016 Independent Director

Stephen Watson

73 2010 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.

Bonnie Brooks

Ms. Bonnie R. Brooks is Interim President, Interim Chief Executive Officer, 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.

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.

Karen McKibbin

Ms. Karen S. McKibbin is appointed as President of Chico's brand of the Company, effective April 1, 2019. Ms. McKibb in joins Chico's after a successful career with Nordstrom, Inc. She most recently served as President of Nordstrom Rack, the Company's fastest growing brand, with a fleet of 244 stores and a separate off-price merchant organization. Prior to that role, she was President ofNordstrom Canadaand led the Company's successful expansion into the Canadian market, overseeing buying, logistics, marketing, real estate and online strategies. Previously at Nordstrom, she served as Vice President and led four different regions for the Company. Ms. McKibbin said, "It is an honor to be named President of the Chico's brand. I am enthusiastic about the opportunities that lie ahead forChico'sand look forward to working with its talented team to improve the brand, deepen our customer relationships and deliver long-term growth." Prior to serving as President ofNordstrom Canada, Ms. McKibbin served in a wide variety of roles from merchant to store management to regional management. In 2000, she was named Vice President, leading theLos Angelesregion. She later led three additional regions as Vice President, including the Northeast region, where she pioneered Nordstrom's entry into the Boston market; the South region and Northern California and Hawaii. Ms. McKibbin received her Bachelor of Arts degree from University of California, San Diego.

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.

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.

Kim Roy

Ms. Kim Roy is Independent Director of the Company. Ms. Roy has more than 30 years of experience leading iconic American brands at Ralph Lauren Corporation, Ann Taylor Inc. andLiz Claiborne, Inc. across wholesale, retail and digital channels. Most recently, as Ralph Lauren Group President, North American Wholesale, Kim was responsible for Polo, Lauren and Chaps apparel brands for men, women and children as well as home categories. Over her 13 years with the company, she also served as Group PresidentLauren Brandsand President of Lauren. Prior to Ralph Lauren Corporation, Ms. Roy was President ofAnn Taylor, Inc. and Group President,Liz Claiborne, Inc. Earlier in her career, Kim held various merchandising responsibilities at Associated Merchandising Corporation, and Abraham & Straus. Ms. Roy previously served as a member of the Board of Directors of Weight Watchers International, Inc. and served on its audit committee.

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.

Julie Lorigan

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