Chico's FAS Inc (Nasdaq: CHCS) has appointed Barry Shapiro to vice President, Outlet Strategies and Gloria Guerrera to vice president, Human Resources.

"These two highly qualified individuals add dimension and strength to Chico's management team," said Marvin Gralnick, Chico's chairman and chief executive officer. Mr. Shapiro began his duties on February 12, 2001 and Ms. Guerrera will begin her duties on March 5, 2001.

Mr Shapiro most recently was senior vice president, Store and Operations of Off5th Saks Fifth Avenue Outlet. He was responsible for all aspects of the stores and operations of this 48 store $400 million division of Saks incorporated.

Ms Guerrera was most recently vice president of Human Resources with Eileen Fisher Inc. She was a member of the core executive team and reported directly to the COO and CEO. 

Chico's sells exclusively designed, private-label women's casual clothing and related accessories. The company operates a chain of 250 stores in 39 states and the District of Columbia.