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Women's Clothier Chico's appoints Michael Weiss to Comp's BOD

Aug '05
Women's clothier Chico's FAS Inc announced has appointed Michael Weiss to its Board of Directors, increasing the total number of Board seats to eleven.

Michael Weiss, 64, is the retired president and chief executive officer of Express, a subsidiary of Limited Brands Inc. Weiss joined Limited in 1981 as merchandise manager for Express and became the first president of the division in 1982.

Weiss served as president and CEO of Express until 1993, at which time he was named vice chairman of Limited. In 1997, Weiss returned to Express to again serve as president and CEO until his retirement in 2004.

During his tenure with Limited Brands Inc, Weiss launched the Bath & Body Works product line in 1990, integrated Structure into Express as a dual-gender brand in 2001, and saw Limited Brands post a profit of $716.8 million on $8.9 billion in sales in its fiscal 2003.

Prior to joining Limited Brands, Weiss worked with Apparel Industries in New York City, Casual Corner, and Abraham and Strauss. He is currently a member of the board of directors of Payless ShoeSource Inc and Borders Group Inc.

Scott A. Edmonds, Chico's President and Chief Executive Officer, commented, “Michael Weiss is an outstanding leader and merchant with over 20 years of executive management experience in specialty retail. Michael's experience with multiple retailing disciplines will assist us greatly as we continue to strategically position each of the exciting brands that make up the Chico's family.

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