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Safeway names new board member

BY CSA STAFF

Pleasanton, Calif. — Safeway has announced the appointment of T. Gary Rogers to the company’s board of directors. The company’s board of directors will expand from nine to 10 members with this new appointment.

"Gary’s vast experience as a supplier to the grocery industry, his business acumen and experience as a director will be great assets to the board," said Safeway chairman, resident and CEO, Steve Burd. "We are pleased he is joining our board."

Rogers is the former chairman and CEO of Dreyer’s Grand Ice Cream, which he led since 1977 and developed into the nation’s largest ice cream company. Rogers is also the former chairman of the board of Levi Strauss & Co, where he served as a director from 1998 to 2008. He also served on the board of the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco from 2005 through 2010, the last two years as chairman.

He is also currently on the advisory boards of Shorenstein Properties and Stanislaus Food Products, as well as a number of public service boards. Rogers previously served on the boards of Foster Farms, The Wine Group, GardenAmerica, Il Fornaio and Marathon Meat.

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Jacques Levy named Guess global advisor

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Los Angeles – Guess announced Tuesday that ex-Sephora chief Jacques Levy has joined Guess as founder’s advisor.

In this role, Levy will collaborate with Guess CEO Paul Marciano to develop key marketing and customer relationship management strategies worldwide.

Levy stepped down last week from his position as CEO and president of Sephora Worldwide.

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Chico’s names senior marketing exec

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Fort Myers, Fla. — Chico’s FAS announced Monday that it has named Celia Rao Visconti as senior VP of marketing.

She will report directly to Cinny Murray, brand president of Chico’s, and will oversee the brand’s marketing strategy and initiatives.

Rao Visconti was previously executive VP and chief marketing officer for New York & Co.

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