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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 L. Oliver, General Counsel, Executive Vice President - HR and Field Operations

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Kristin L. Oliver is General Counsel, Executive Vice President - HR and Field Operations, having joined the Company in May 2016. Prior to joining the company, Ms. Oliver held the role of Executive Vice President of People for Walmart U.S., supporting 1.4 million associates in functions such as merchandising, marketing, financial services, and field human resources.

Kristin previously served as Senior Vice President of People for Walmart U.S., Senior Vice President of People for Walmart International, and Vice President and Division General Counsel, Employment Practices.

Before joining Walmart in 2004, Kristin was a partner at the law firm of Gable & Gotwals in Tulsa, Oklahoma, where her practice focused on commercial litigation and employment law. She earned a bachelor’s degree in English from Oklahoma State University and a juris doctorate degree from Harvard University.

Kristin is a member of the Oklahoma Bar Association and has been involved in a variety of women’s initiatives, including Walmart’s President’s Global Council of Women Leaders. In 2011, she was named to Diversity MBA Magazine’s “Top 100 Under 50” list.

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.

Susan S. Lanigan, Executive Vice President – Chief Legal Counsel

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Susan S. Lanigan is Executive Vice President - Chief Legal Counsel, having joined the Company in June 2016. Previously, Ms. Lanigan served as Executive Vice President, General Counsel of Dollar General Corporation, a Fortune 200 company, and at the time, the largest discount retailer in the United States by number of stores. Ms. Lanigan joined Dollar General in 2002 as Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary, and in 2005, was promoted to Executive Vice President, General Counsel. She retired from Dollar General in 2013.

Prior to joining Dollar General, Ms. Lanigan served as Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary at Zale Corporation, a specialty retailer of fine jewelry. Prior to her time at Zale, Ms. Lanigan held legal positions with Turner Broadcasting, a media conglomerate and division of Time Warner, and the law firm of Troutman Sanders LLP.

Ms. Lanigan currently serves as Chair of the Tennessee Education Lottery Commission, a position to which she was appointed by the Governor of the State of Tennessee. Additionally, Ms. Lanigan serves on the Board of Kirkland’s, a specialty retailer of home décor and gifts.

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.

John R. Lund, Senior Vice President, Supply Chain and Operations

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John R. Lund is Senior Vice President, Supply Chain and Operations, having 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 SVP Disney Parks Supply Chain Management from 2006 to 2013, after having joined Disneyland Paris in 1992 as Manager, Transportation, Telecommunication & General Services.

Prior to his career at Disney, Dr. Lund worked at RAND, an internationally renowned non-profit 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. While at RAND, he authored or co-authored numerous books and reports.

Dr. Lund 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.

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