Lyftogt named as Christopher & Banks senior VP, CFO
Minneapolis — Christopher & Banks Corp. said Thursday that it has named Michael Lyftogt to the position of senior VP and CFO.
Lyftogt, a 12-year veteran of the company, has worked in a variety of financial roles including chief accounting officer and VP finance and has served as interim CFO since July 2010.
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.