Former Chico's chief brings expertise to J.Jill board

QUINCY, Mass. — J. Jill, a leading multi-channel specialty retailer of women's apparel based in Quincy, Mass., announced that it has appointed Scott Edmonds to its board of directors.

Edmonds most recently was the chairman and CEO of Chico's FAS, where he led the company's growth from $155 million in sales and 200 locations to $1.5 billion and 1,076 locations over a ten year period.

Paula Bennett, president and CEO of J. Jill, commented, "I'm very excited to have Scott join our board of directors. His proven specialty retail success and expertise in this market segment will provide tremendous strategic support to the B\board as we partner to accelerate the growth of the J. Jill brand and business."

 J. Jill operates 225 retail stores across the United States.

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