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Diane Ellis


Brand President - Chico's
Chico's FAS
Diane M. Ellis is Brand President – Chico’s, having joined the Company in November 2016. Ms. Ellis has over 35 years of retail experience. Prior to joining the Company, Ms. Ellis was the Chief Executive Officer of The Limited Stores. During her three year tenure, she developed an innovative strategy, driving the company’s growth and business transformation. Prior to The Limited, Ms. Ellis was President and Chief Operating Officer of Brooks Brothers, where she led stores, ecommerce, operations, sourcing, product development, finance, supply chain, planning and international.

Prior to Brooks Brothers, Ms. 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. Ms. Ellis also served in merchandising, planning, strategy and store management roles at Joseph Horne’s department stores and at Marshalls, where she launched the petite and swimwear businesses.

Ms. Ellis currently serves on the board of Stage Stores, Inc., a specialty department store.

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Monday Jan 14
2:15 - 3:00 PM
Hall E, Level 1
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