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Charming Shoppes Names Interim CEO

Bensalem, Pa. Charming Shoppes announced Tuesday that it has named former Jo-Ann Stores chairman and CEO Alan Rosskamm as its interim CEO.

Rosskamm replaces Dorrit Bern, who has resigned as president and CEO.

Rosskamm, who is also a 15-year veteran of the Charming Shoppes board of directors, will lead the company as a special committee of the board searches for a permanent chief executive, the retailer said.

Charming Shoppes also named Brian Woolf president of the company’s Lane Bryant brand. Woolf is formerly the chairman of women’s apparel retailer Cache Inc.