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Charming Shoppes reports excutive changes


BENSALEM, Pa. Charming Shoppes announced the appointment of Anthony Romano as EVP business transformation, effective immediately. Romano will report to Alan Rosskamm, interim CEO and chairman of the board of directors of Charming Shoppes. Additionally, the company announced that Bill Bass has been appointed interim president of the company's Charming Direct division, also reporting to Rosskamm. The company also announced the promotion of Rachel Ungaro to SVP general merchandising and the appointment of James Ferree as SVP general merchandising, both of the company's Fashion Bug brand.

Romano served as EVP of Ann Taylor from 2004 through 2008, with responsibilities that included supply chain and corporate operations. He joined Ann Taylor in 1997 as SVP logistics, and later assumed additional responsibility for purchasing operations prior to his appointment as EVP.

Bass is an experienced executive with significant expertise in e-commerce and direct marketing. In 2006, he co-founded Fair Indigo, a multi-channel women's and men's apparel retailer. In 1999 he joined Lands' End, where he served as SVP e-commerce and international.

Ungaro joined Fashion Bug in 1999 as a buyer for misses merchandise, and in 2000, was promoted to VP and divisional merchandise manager with additional divisional responsibilities, including plus apparel, swimwear and dresses.

Ferree served Macy's as VP and divisional merchandise manager for women's and petite sportswear.

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