David F. Dyer
David F. Dyer graduated from the Vanderbilt School of Engineering in 1971 with a bachelor of engineering degree. Dyer began his career with Burdines, a division of Federated Department Stores, and held various merchandising and marketing posts during his 17 years there. He later served as president and chief operating officer of Home Shopping Network and was acting president of J. Crew catalog as a consultant for Texas Pacific Group from 1997 to 1998.
Dyer joined Lands End in 1989 and served as vice chairman and director from 1991 through 1994. As president and chief executive officer of Lands End from 1998 through 2002, Dyer helped establish the company as a global multichannel brand, building the largest apparel Internet business in the U.S. and delivering consecutive record sales and profit results in 2001 and 2002. He oversaw its sale to Sears Roebuck & Co. in 2002. In addition to his duties as president and CEO of Lands End, he served as executive vice president and general manager of Sears’ Customer Direct business and The Great Indoors home business.
He became president, chief executive officer and a director of Tommy Hilfiger Corp. in 2003. He is also a director for ADVO Inc., the nation’s largest target direct mail marketing company. Dyer is an advisor for Gryphon Investors as well.
On January 8, 2009, Dyer became Chico's FAS President and Chief Executive Officer. Dyer, who has served on the Company's Board of Directors since 2007, will remain a member of the Board.
Dyer and his wife, Harriet, are also longtime supporters of the School of Engineering, contributing to the Featheringill Hall building campaign and establishing the Dyer Family Scholarship for engineering students.