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Shelley G. Broader, President and Chief Executive Officer Chico’s FAS, Inc.

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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.

Diane M. Ellis, Brand President – Chico’s

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Diane M. Ellis is Brand President – Chico’s, 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.

Mary van Praag, Brand President – Soma

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Mary van Praag serves as Brand President – Soma, having 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 2015 where she was instrumental in driving recruitment and retention to the prestige brand through digital, broadcast and international expansion. Previously, Ms. van Praag held several international and domestic executive leadership roles at Coty, Inc., including most recently 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.

David Pastrana, Brand President – White House Black Market

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David Pastrana is Brand President – White House Black Market, having joined the company in January 2018. Through his dynamic retail career, Mr. Pastrana is a proven leader who brings substantial merchandising expertise and strong record of successfully growing multi-channel brands and teams.

With extensive business-building experience, Mr. Pastrana has held senior leadership positions at Zara, Topshop / Topman and most recently at Sears Holding Corporation, where he served as President of Apparel since 2014. In these roles, he established a distinguished record of driving increased profitable growth through new merchandising and omni-channel initiatives as well as through broad based operational improvements in merchandising, sourcing, marketing, technology, logistics and other operating areas.

Prior to leading the turnaround at Sears, Mr. Pastrana served as President North America for Topshop / Topman, where he managed the North American retail, wholesale and online businesses. Previously, he spent eight years at Inditex (parent company to Zara) in corporate, regional and store positions overseeing brand strategy and financial operations.

Mr. Pastrana is a graduate of Universidad Carlos III in Madrid, Spain and received his M.B.A. from INSEAD in Fontainebleau, France. He is married to his wife, Lola, and is the proud father of two children, Alvaro and Beatriz.

Kristin Gwinner, Senior Vice President, Chief Human Resources Officer

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Kristin M. Gwinner is Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer, having joined the Company in December 2012. 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, Human Resources.

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 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.

Ms. Gwinner currently serves on the Diversity and Inclusion Leadership Council of RILA, the Retail Industry Leaders Association.

Todd E. Vogensen, Executive Vice President - Chief Financial Officer and Assistant Corporate Secretary

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Todd E. Vogensen is Executive Vice President - Chief Financial Officer, having joined the company in October 2009. Mr. Vogensen 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.

Greg Baker, Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary

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Greg Baker is Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary of Chico’s FAS, Inc. 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 enterprise 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 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.

Mr. Baker received his undergraduate and law degrees from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and The Ohio State University, respectively.

Ann E. Joyce, Executive Vice President – Chief Information Officer

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A​nn E. Joyce is Executive Vice President - Chief Information Officer, 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.

David M. Oliver, Senior Vice President Finance - Controller and Chief Accounting Officer

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David M. Oliver is Senior Vice President Finance - Controller and Chief Accounting Officer for the Company, having joined the Company in 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.

Investor Contact

  • Julie F. Lorigan

  • Vice President – Investor Relations, Public Relations, and Corporate Communications
  • julie.lorigan@chicos.com