USA: Chico's Unveils Management Promotions, Additions
Private-label apparel company Chico's has announced a set of management promotions and two management additions as part of its continuing effort to position the company for future growth.
Linda Costello has been promoted to senior vice president-product development, where she is responsible for all phases of product development including trend and forecasting, and merchandising strategies for the Chico's brand.
Costello, who joined the company in May 2000, previously served as vice president- product development.
Rod Olson has been promoted to senior vice president-operations of White House | Black Market. In this role, Olson oversees business operations for White House | Black Market including planning, allocation, forecasting, facilities, budgeting, expense control, and systems integration. Olson joined the company in October 2004 when he was hired as vice president- operations of White House | Black Market.
Charles McMurray has been promoted to vice president-production and quality. McMurray joined the company in August 2002 as director of production.
Phillip Morris has been promoted to vice president-media, production and budget. Morris, who joined the company in May 2004, was promoted to director of media and production in August 2004.
Debbie Martin has joined the company as vice president-product development. Martin will be responsible for product development for the Chico's brand. Prior to joining the Company, Martin served as vice president-group product development director of Liz Claiborne and vice president, product development for Talbots.
Brian French has joined the company as vice president-construction. French will be responsible for all aspects of new store construction including all transactions for Chico's, White House | Black Market and Soma. Prior to joining Chico's, French served as vice president, store development for United Retail.
Chico's sells private-label, sophisticated, casual-to-dressy clothing, intimates, complementary accessories, and other non-clothing gift items.
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