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Susan Connell new EVP & CMO of Christopher & Banks

Jun '07
Christopher & Banks Corporation announced that Susan Connell will be joining the Company as Executive Vice President (EVP) and Chief Merchandise Officer (CMO). Ms. Connell will begin her responsibilities on July 9, 2007, and will report to Matt Dillon, President and Chief Executive Officer.

Ms. Connell will be responsible for overseeing product development, sourcing, and other merchandising activities for the Company's three retail concepts.

Prior to joining Christopher & Banks, Ms. Connell was Senior Vice President - General Merchandising Manager with Lane Bryant. From 2000 through 2003, Ms. Connell was a Senior Vice President with Mother's Work Inc and E Specialty Brands which Mother's Work Inc acquired in 2001.

Prior to that, Ms. Connell also held merchandise or product development positions with G.H. Bass & Co, United Retail Group and the Petite Sophisticate and August Max divisions of Women's Specialty Retailing Group.

Matt Dillon, President and Chief Executive Officer, commented, “I am elated that Susan will be joining Christopher & Banks. Her extensive background in specialty apparel concepts will greatly benefit the organization as we continue to expand our three distinct brands."

"Susan's considerable experience in product development, merchandising, sourcing, and eCommerce will allow her to quickly contribute to Christopher & Banks and enhance our competitive position.”

Christopher & Banks Corporation

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