David Dyer appointed president, CEO of Chico’s


Chico’s FAS, Inc. announced Jan. 8 that David F. Dyer, who formerly served as president and chief executive officer of both Tommy Hilfiger and Land’s End, has been appointed president and CEO of Chico’s FAS, Inc.

Dyer has been a Chico’s director since 2007 and will remain on the board. Ross E. Roeder has been named non-executive chairman of the board.

“We are fortunate that David Dyer, one of the most respected and successful leaders in retailing, has agreed to assume the positions of president and chief executive officer. His expertise in marketing and merchandising will help position Chico’s to prosper and grow in the future,” Roeder said.

Dyer began his career as an executive trainee at Burdines department stores in Miami, Florida where, over the next 17 years, he rose through the ranks to become senior vice president of merchandising and marketing.

He has had a distinguished 35-year career in retail. He served as president, CEO and director of Tommy Hilfiger, Inc. from August, 2003 until its sale in May, 2006. Prior to that, he served as president and CEO of Lands’ End from November 1998 until its June 2002 sale to Sears Roebuck and Company. Following the sale, he joined Sears as executive vice president and a member of its executive committee, while retaining his responsibilities at Lands’ End. Mr. Dyer has also served as acting president of J. Crew and president and CEO of Home Shopping Network.

Dyer is a 1971 graduate of Vanderbilt University and was named a Distinguished Alumnus of the Vanderbilt School of Engineering in 2005.