David Dyer Takes Top Spot at Chico’s

Scott Edmonds announced his announcement retirement yesterday as president/CEO of women’s apparel merchant Chico’s. His replacement? David Dyer, who was president/CEO and director of Tommy Hilfiger from August 2003 until May 2006.

Prior to that, Dyer served as president/CEO of apparel cataloger Lands’ End from November 1998 until its June 2002 sale to Sears. Dyer has also been a Chico’s board member since 2007.

Edmonds has been with Chico’s for 15 years and became its president in 2001. Edmonds is also stepping down as executive chairman of the board. Ross E. Roeder, who is currently the company’s lead director, has been named non-executive chairman of the board.

“I know that Chico’s will be in excellent hands with Dave Dyer,” Edmonds said in a statement. “He has been a valuable member of our Board of Directors and I am committed to helping in any way I can to ensure a smooth transition.”

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