Chico’s names exec VP/COO
Fort Myers, Fla. — Chico’s FAS announced Tuesday that it has appointed Kent A. Kleeberger to the position of executive VP, COO.
Kleeberger will replace Jeffrey A. Jones, who is retiring from the company effective March 7. Jones will serve as part-time consultant to the company during a transition period.
Kleeberger, 58, has served as executive VP-finance and CFO of Chico’s FAS since joining the company in November 2007. Previously, he was senior VP and CFO for Dollar Tree Stores.
Chico’s said it has retained an executive recruitment firm to conduct a nationwide search for a CFO, a search that will include internal candidates. Kleeberger will remain the company’s principal financial and accounting officer until a replacement is named.
Zale appoints David F. Dyer to board
Dallas — Zale Corp. said Tuesday that it has appointed David F. Dyer, chairman, president and CEO of Chico’s FAS, to its board of directors, effective immediately.
The company also announced the resignation from the board of Charles M. Sonsteby, who had served since November 2006.
Foot Locker names Questrom to board
New York City — Foot Locker said Thursday it has named Allen I. Questrom, along with Guillermo Marmol, to its board of directors, bringing the total number of directors to 11.
Questrom, the former chairman and CEO of J.C. Penney Co., Barneys New York and Federated Dept. Stores, now Macy’s, is currently a senior advisor to Lee Equity Partners.
Marmol is president of Marmol & Associates, and has a long background in information technology and systems.