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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

66 2019 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

Molly Langenstein

55 2019 President, Apparel Group

Karen McKibbin

59 2019 President of Chico's brand

Mary Van Praag

54 2019 President, Intimates Group

Kristin Gwinner

50 2018 Chief Human Resource Officer, Executive Vice President

Ann Joyce

54 2018 Executive Vice President - Technology, Supply Chain, Field Operations, Chief Information Officer

David Oliver

61 2017 Senior Vice President - Finance, Chief Accounting Officer, Controller

Gregory Baker

48 2018 Senior Vice President, General Counsel, Corporate Secretary

Janice Fields

63 2013 Independent Director

Deborah Kerr

47 2017 Independent Director

John Mahoney

67 2007 Independent Director

Kim Roy

60 2019 Independent Director

William Simon

59 2016 Independent Director

Stephen Watson

74 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 also serves on the boards of directors 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 led the firm’s assurance and business advisory services practice in the Florida/Caribbean region. Mr. Walker is an NACD Board Leadership Fellow, certified public accountant, certified fraud examiner, and has been deemed by the Board to be an Audit Committee Financial Expert.

Bonnie Brooks

Ms. Bonnie R. Brooks is President, Chief Executive Officer, Director of the Company. She has more than 30 years of global retail executive leadership experience and most recently (January 2014 to December 2016) served as the Vice Chair of Hudson’s Bay Company, a fashion retail group operating through multiple banners, including Hudson’s Bay, 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 served on the board of directors of Abercrombie & Fitch Co., a teen apparel retailer. Ms. Brooks currently serves on the board of directors of Rogers Communications Inc., a Canadian diversified communications and media company, and 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.

Molly Langenstein

Ms. Molly Langenstein is appointed as President, Apparel Group of the Company, effective August 1, 2019. She is joining the Company after having served as General Business Manager, Ready-to-Wear at Macy’s, Inc. (“Macy’s”) from 2017 to 2019. Previously, she served as Chief Private Brands Officer of Macy’s and Bloomingdales from 2015 to 2017. Prior to that role, Ms. Langenstein served as Executive Vice President of Private Brands for Men’s and Children’s Wear at Macy’s Private Brands from 2013 to 2014. Earlier, her career at Macy’s included assignments as General Merchandise Manager for Men’s and Kids at Macy’s Florida (Miami), for Millennial at Macy’s West (San Francisco) and for Ready-to-Wear at Macy’s North (Minneapolis). She began her work in the apparel retail industry as a buyer at Burdines.

Karen McKibbin

Ms. Karen S. McKibbin is appointed as President of Chico's brand of the Company. She joined the Company in April 2019. Ms. McKibbin served as President of Nordstrom Rack, an off-price fashion retailer, since 2017. From 2012 until 2017, Ms. McKibbin served as President of Nordstrom Canada, an international fashion retailer. Previously at Nordstrom, she served as Vice President and led four different regions for that company. Ms. McKibbin also served in merchandising and store management roles at Nordstrom.

Mary Van Praag

Ms. Mary Van Praag is President, Intimates Group of the Company. She joined the Company in September 2017. 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.

Kristin Gwinner

Ms. Kristin M. Gwinner is Senior Vice President, Chief Human Resources Officer of the company. Ms. Gwinner has served Chico’s FAS, Inc. in several roles over the last 6 years, leading to her current position as Senior Vice President, Chief Human Resources Officer. Ms. Gwinner joined Chico’s FAS initially as Vice President, Human Resources, followed by the role of Vice President of Talent, Development, and Diversity and Inclusion, before her promotion to Senior Vice President. Previously, Ms. Gwinner served as head of human resources in the role of Vice President, Human Resources for Pacific Sunwear of California, LLC (“PacSun”), a specialty retailer that offers a cross-section of emerging brands and trending fashion based in Anaheim, California from 2010 to 2012. Prior to joining PacSun, Ms. Gwinner served as Sr. Director, Human Resources for T-Mobile US, Inc. a national provider of wireless voice, messaging, and data services. During her 12 years, she held numerous positions of increasing scope and worked through several mergers and acquisitions in the telecommunications industry. Ms. Gwinner holds a Masters in Human Resources Management from Troy State University, a Bachelor’s in Business Management from Florida State University and is SPHR certified.

Ann Joyce

Ms. Ann E. Joyce is Chief Information Officer and Executive Vice President - Supply Chain, Field Operations and Technology of the Company. She joined the Company in November 2015. 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.

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.

Gregory Baker

Mr. Gregory S. Baker is Senior Vice President - General Counsel and Corporate Secretary of the company. He joined the Company in February 2017 and has over 20 years of experience in the retail industry. In his current role, Mr. Baker has the added responsibility of overseeing global compliance and risk management. He previously served as Senior Vice President - Chief Legal Officer and Corporate Secretary of Chico’s FAS and prior thereto as Vice President - Legal and Corporate Secretary. Previously, Mr. Baker served as General Counsel and Business Development of Limited Stores, LLC (“The Limited”) from January 2013 through December 2016 and served as its Senior Counsel from January 2011 through December 2012. Prior to joining The Limited, Mr. Baker practiced law as part of the Corporate Group of Schottenstein, Zox & Dunn. He joined the firm in 1998 and served as a partner from 2007 through 2010. In private practice and at The Limited, Mr. Baker gained extensive experience overseeing major corporate transactions both domestically and globally. Mr. Baker is a Leadership Columbus graduate, a 40 Under 40 Honoree by Columbus Business First, an Ohio Super Lawyer Rising Star and has served in various leadership roles for non-profit agencies. He is an author and regularly speaks at regional and national law conferences on various retail topics.

Janice Fields

Ms. Janice L. Fields is Independent Director of the Company. She served as President of McDonald’s USA, LLC, a subsidiary of McDonald’s Corporation (“McDonalds”), a fast food chain operator and franchiser with $38 billion in sales per year, from January 2010 until her retirement in November 2012. 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. From 2008 to 2018, Ms. Fields served on the board of directors of Monsanto Company, a leading global provider of agricultural products, and played a key role in navigating Bayer’s acquisition of the company in 2018. From 2017 until 2018, Ms. Fields also served on the board of directors of Buffalo Wild Wings, Inc. where she was appointed chairperson in August of 2017. As chairperson, Ms. Fields played a pivotal role in the acquisition of the company by Arby’s Restaurant Group in 2018. In 2018, Ms. Fields was appointed to the board of directors of Welbilt, Inc., a leading global provider of commercial foodservice equipment. Ms. Fields also serves on the board of directors of Taubman Centers, Inc. In addition to her public company service, Ms. Fields serves on the Global board of directors of Ronald McDonald House Charities, a global nonprofit organization focused on families and children. Previously, Ms. Fields also served on the boards of directors of The Field Museum, a natural history museum, from 2010 through 2012, and United Cerebral Palsy, an international nonprofit service provider for individuals with disabilities, from 2005 through 2013.

Deborah Kerr

Ms. Deborah L. Kerr is Independent Director of the Company. Ms. Kerr also serves on the boards of directors of NetApp, Inc., ExlService Holdings, Inc. and International Consolidated Airlines Group, S.A. Ms. Kerr serves as a Managing Director of Warburg Pincus, an American private equity firm with offices in the United States, Europe, Brazil, China and India. She formerly served on the board of directors of D+H Corporation, a Canadian company that provides global payments and lending technology. 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 to 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 leadership roles at Hewlett-Packard Company. Prior to Ms. Kerr’s experience at Hewlett-Packard Company, she was Manager, Mission Operations at NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California.

John Mahoney

Mr. John J. Mahoney, Jr. is Independent Director of the Company. He retired as Vice Chairman of Staples, Inc. (“Staples”), an office supply retail chain, where he served from 2006 through 2012. Additionally, he served as Chief Financial Officer for Staples from 1996 through 2012. Prior to 1996, Mr. Mahoney was a partner at the accounting firm Ernst & Young LLP. He currently serves on the boards of directors of Bloomin’ Brands, Inc., a company that owns dining restaurant chains, The Michaels Companies, Inc., an arts and crafts retail chain, and 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 is currently President of Kim Roy Consulting LLC, a consulting advisory firm established by Ms. Roy to provide professional consulting services to businesses. Previously, she spent 13 years at Ralph Lauren Corporation. From 2014 to 2016 Ms. Roy was Group President, North America Wholesale, leading Polo, Lauren and Chaps apparel brands for men, women and children, as well as home categories. From 2008 to 2014, Ms. Roy was Group President of Lauren Brands, responsible for the Company’s women’s brands, and from 2003 to 2008, she served as President of Lauren. From 2001 to 2003, Ms. Roy was President of the Ann Taylor division for Ann Taylor Inc. From 1995 to 2001, Ms. Roy served as Group President Liz Claiborne, Inc. Prior to this, Ms. Roy held various senior merchandising positions at Associated Merchandising Corporation and Abraham & Straus. Ms. Roy previously served as a member of the board of directors of Weight Watchers International, Inc. She serves on the board of trustees of Skidmore College as well as serving as marketing and communications committee chair, compensation committee vice chair and advancement committee member. Ms. Roy also serves as a director and development committee member of Catholic Guardian Services.

William Simon

Mr. William S. Simon, Jr. is Independent Director of the Company. 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 served on the board of directors of Agrium, Inc., a retail supplier of agricultural products and services. Mr. Simon also serves on the boards of directors of Darden Restaurants, Inc., a restaurant operator, Anixter International, Inc., a global distributor of network and security solutions, 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 on the board of directors of Kohl’s Corporation, a department store retail chain. From 2007 to 2017, he served on the board of directors 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 directors 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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