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New York & Co appoints two members to board of directors
Apr '11
New York & Company Inc, a specialty apparel chain with 555 retail stores, announced the appointments of Jill Beraud and Michelle Pearlman to its Board of Directors effective May 2, 2011.

Gregory Scott, New York & Company's CEO, stated: "Now is an opportune time to add talent to our Board of Directors as we continue to develop New York & Company into the dominant value player for women's modern wear-to-work fashion. We are excited to welcome Jill and Michelle to our Board and look forward to benefiting from their contributions. Jill's extensive experience working with some of the most reputable brands in the consumer goods arena has given her a command of strategic marketing and brand building, which will be an enormous asset to our organization. Michelle's expertise in E-commerce and retail operations will add value to the Board by providing an enhanced perspective on the Company's growing customer relations marketing efforts and E-commerce business."

Jill Beraud currently serves as PepsiCo Americas Beverages' Chief Marketing Officer and President-Joint Ventures. Prior to this, Ms. Beraud was PepsiCo's Global Chief Marketing Officer, with responsibility for developing global brands and marketing strategies for PepsiCo's $40-billion portfolio of food and beverage brands to drive long-term growth and innovation around the world. Before PepsiCo, Ms. Beraud spent 13 years at Limited Brands, most recently as Chief Marketing Officer of Victoria's Secret. She also served as Executive Vice President of Marketing for Limited Brands' broader portfolio of specialty brands including Bath & Body Works, C.O. Bigelow, Henri Bendel, Express, Limited Stores and Victoria's Secret. Ms. Beraud began her career at Procter & Gamble. She currently serves on the leadership advisory board of the Wharton School's Global Consulting Practice and is on the board of governors for World of Children.

Michelle Pearlman possesses 20 years of retail, consumer, marketing, and e-commerce focused experience. Most recently, Ms. Pearlman was Senior Vice President, President of the jewelry business unit, for Sears Holdings Corporation. Prior to Sears Holdings Corporation, Ms. Pearlman was with Ann Taylor, Inc., where she was an EVP, leading the E-commerce Business Unit and direct marketing for Ann Taylor and Loft divisions. She joined Ann Taylor after serving as an Associate Principal with McKinsey & Company where she managed turnaround and growth strategies for numerous clients focused on retail and consumer products. Ms. Pearlman started her career at Procter & Gamble. She was named to Crain's Chicago Business "40 under 40" in 2009.

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