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Limited CEO jumps ship for Chico’s


Chico's FAS announced that Diane Ellis has been appointed president of its Chico’s brand, effective November 1, 2016.

Ellis joins Chico's from The Limited, where she has served as CEO and president since 2013.

Prior to The Limited, Ellis spent six years as president and COO of Brooks Brothers, where she led the stores, ecommerce, IT, HR, sourcing, product development, finance, supply chain and planning functions in support of the global operations of the brand.

"Diane is a seasoned leader who has proven time and again that she is one of the most strategic business and brand builders in retail,” said Shelley Broader, president and CEO of Chico's FAS. “She brings merchandising, marketing and operational expertise as well as a strong passion for our customers.”

Prior to Brooks Brothers, 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.

As of July 30, 2016, Chico’s operated 1,517 stores in the United States and Canada.
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