Chico’s FAS Taps Former Walmart Exec As CEO

1broaderChico’s FAS has appointed Shelley Broader as its President and CEO, effective Dec. 1, 2015. On this date, Broader also will join the Chico’s FAS Board of Directors. Broader will succeed David Dyer, who announced his resignation from the position in May. Upon his departure, Dyer will serve as Vice Chair of the Board of Directors.

Broader has more than 25 years of experience within retail, most recently serving as the President and CEO of the Walmart EMEA Region. In this role, Broader was responsible for retail operations and business development across Europe, the Middle East, Sub-Saharan Africa and Canada, leading 1,345 retail stores and more than 285,000 associates. During her time at Walmart, she held numerous executive positions, including President and CEO of Walmart Canada, Chief Merchandising Officer for Walmart Canada and SVP for Sam’s Club.

Prior to joining Walmart in 2010, Broader was President and Chief Operating Officer of Michael’s, where she was responsible for the chain’s 1,000 stores in the U.S. and Canada.  In this role, she worked to standardize processes, disciplines and metrics, and better align store operations and resources with the seasonal buying patterns of the retailer’s customer base.


“As we thank Dave for his years of fine service, we are also delighted to welcome Shelley to the Chico’s FAS team,” said David F. Walker, Chair of the Board of Directors at Chico’s FAS. “She brings a remarkable track record, with a global perspective and a keen understanding of how to engage consumers and partner with suppliers to drive profitable growth in a competitive retail environment.”

Broader began her retail career at the Delhaize Group where, under the Hannaford banner, she held a variety of leadership roles across the company’s operations, merchandising, distribution, strategy and marketing divisions.

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