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Shelley G. Broader, President and Chief Executive Officer Chico’s FAS, Inc.; Director and Member of Executive Committee


Shelley Broader was appointed President and Chief Executive Officer of Chico’s FAS, Inc. in 2015. 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.

In 2015, Ms. Broader was named to Fortune’s Most Powerful Women International list, and in 2017, designated a NY Moves Power Woman. She also received a 2017 Owler Top Rated CEO Award in Retail and Ecommerce.

Prior to joining Walmart in 2010, Ms. Broader was President and Chief Operating Officer of Michaels, the world’s largest retailer of arts and crafts. 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 of Hannaford Brothers and later served as President and Chief Operating Officer of the Kash n’ Karry chain and President and Chief Executive Officer of Sweetbay Supermarket.

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. 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. She is a graduate of Washington State University.

Ms. Broader is married to her husband, Brian, and is the proud mother of two children, Madison and Clay.

David F. Walker, Chair of the Board; Chair of Executive Committee; Chair of Audit Committee


David F. Walker 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.

Bonnie R. Brooks, Director and member of Corporate Governance and Nominating Committee


Bonnie R. Brooks has been a director since July of 2016. Ms. Brooks most recently served 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 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 Abercrombie & Fitch Co., a teen apparel retailer, 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.

Janice L. Fields, Director and Chair of Corporate Governance and Nominating Committee; Member of Audit Committee; Member of Executive Committee


Janice L. Fields has been a director since May of 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 ​as Chairperson for the Board of Directors of Buffalo Wild Wings and serves on the Board of Directors of Monsanto Company, a leading global provider of agricultural products.

Ms. Fields also serves on the The Global Board of Ronald McDonald House Charities​.​

Deborah L. Kerr, Director and Member of Human Resources, Compensation and Benefits Committee


Deborah Kerr has been a director since July of 2017. 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. At Sabre, she led the global product and technology organization.

Prior to her role at Sabre Corporation, from 2009-2012, Ms. Kerr served as Executive Vice President and Chief Product & Technology Officer at Fair Isaac Corporation 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 serves on the Board of DH Corporation, a Canadian company that provides global payments and lending technology, where she sits on the Risk and Governance and Nominating committees. She also sits on the board of ExlService Holdings, Inc., a provider of operations management analytics and technology platforms, sitting on the Audit and Compensation committees.

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 J. Mahoney, Director and Chair of Human Resources, Compensation and Benefits Committee; member of Executive Committee; member of Audit Committee


John J. Mahoney 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.

Kim Roy, Director and Member of Audit Committee

Kim Roy has been a director since February of 2019. She has more than 30 years of experience in the retail industry leading and developing iconic American brands, particularly in women’s apparel.

Ms. Roy is currently President of Kim Roy Consulting LLC. Previously, she spent 13 years at Ralph Lauren Corporation. From 2014-2016 Kim 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. and was a member of its audit committee. She received her bachelor of science degree in business from Skidmore College and serves on its Board of Trustees.

William S. Simon, Director and member of Human Resources, Compensation, and Benefits Committee


William S. Simon has been a director 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 Agrium, 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.

Stephen E. Watson, Director and Member of Corporate Governance and Nominating Committee


Stephen E. Watson 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.

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