Christopher & Banks Corporation announced that Lynn C. Derry joined the Company on July 28, 2014 as Senior Vice President, General Merchandise Manager.
Ms. Derry brings more than 30 years of senior leadership in retail merchandising to Christopher & Banks. Most recently she served as Senior Vice President, General Merchandise Manager at National Stores, Inc., a chain of retail clothing stores, overseeing women's, men's, children's, footwear, accessories and home furnishings. She has an extensive retail merchandise background, having previously held General Merchandise Manager positions at Sears Canada; Dollar General, Inc.; Charming Shoppes, Inc.; Bon-Ton Stores, Inc.; and Adam, Meldrum and Anderson Co., Inc.
LuAnn Via, President and Chief Executive Officer, commented: "We are delighted and fortunate to have a merchant of Lynn's caliber. She understands the CBK customer, our brand and values, and will lead a team of talented merchants. Her extensive background in apparel and accessories will serve us well as we execute on our three-year growth plan."
Ms. Derry commented: "I am extremely pleased to have joined Christopher & Banks and look forward to leading the Company's merchandising, planning & allocation, and production teams."
About Christopher & Banks
Christopher & Banks Corporation is a Minneapolis-based specialty retailer of women's clothing. As of July 30, 2014, the Company operates 541 stores in 43 states consisting of 250 Christopher & Banks stores, 118 stores in its women's plus size clothing division CJ Banks, 135 MPW stores and 38 outlet stores.