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Christopher & Banks appoints new CEO & BoD member
Feb '18
Courtesy: Christopher & Banks
Courtesy: Christopher & Banks
Christopher & Banks Corporation, a specialty retailer featuring privately branded women’s apparel and accessories, has announced that the company’s Board of Directors has appointed Keri Jones as the company’s chief executive officer and as a member of its Board effective upon her first day of employment, which is anticipated to be on March 12, 2018.

Jones is a proven executive with over 30 years’ experience at leading premier retail businesses including Dick’s Sporting Goods and Target Corporation. In her most recent role as executive vice president, chief merchant at Dick’s Sporting Goods, Jones was responsible for the strategy and execution of merchandising, product development and planning, allocation & replenishment. Jones obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in business-retail concentration from the University of Wisconsin at Stout, graduating Summa Cum Laude.

Kent Kleeberger, chairman of the Board of Directors said, “We are extremely pleased that Keri has agreed to join the company as CEO and we welcome her to the CBK team. She is a versatile global executive displaying outstanding leadership with a proven record of driving results through consumer-focused strategy development. We conducted an extensive search and Keri distinguished herself as our top choice having the deep industry experience, leadership skills and passion for the specialty retail business we were seeking.”

Jones said, “It’s an honour to be named CEO and I am very excited to be joining Christopher & Banks and working with Joel Waller, the Board of Directors and the rest of the organisation to build upon the current momentum and drive the company to consistent profitability. I share their passion for this business and focus on customer service and look forward to leveraging the company’s brand strengths to deliver improved operating results for the company’s shareholders.”

Kleeberger said, “We want to thank Joel for his stewardship and contributions as interim president and chief executive officer and for his agreement to continue as a Board member while serving in a consultant role to Keri in order to ensure a smooth transition. Joel joined us during a difficult time and provided stability to the business, empowered our executives and put in place the executional merchandise strategy to move the company forward.” (GK)

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