Chico's has appointed Cynthia A. Fields to its Board of Directors, effective September 30, 2015, increasing the total number of board seats to nine. Fields was also appointed to the Board's Merchant Committee.

Fields served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Victoria's Secret Direct from 1986 to 2000, as VSD became one of the most profitable direct operations in the world. From 2001 to 2014, she owned and operated CFC Consulting, focused on direct marketing and growth in various retail segments. Previously, Fields held numerous roles in regional department stores, including Rike's in Dayton, Ohio; Hutzler's in Baltimore, Maryland; and Joseph Horne's in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

She has served on the Boards of Directors of Blair Corporation from 2003 to 2007, and Intimate Brands, the publicly traded retail and direct marketer of the Victoria's Secret and Bath & Body Works brands, from 1997 to 2000. She also currently serves on the Board of Governors for the New School for Public Engagement in New York, the Board of Trustees for the Union Theological Seminary in New York, and the Board of Directors of Pathfinder International in Massachusetts, where she served as Board Chair from 2010 to 2014.

 

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