Chico's FAS has appointed fashion retail veteran Karen McKibbin as president of its Chico's brand. McKibbin will oversee all business activities for Chico's and will report directly to Shelley Broader, CEO and president of the company.
"It is an honor to be named president of the Chico's brand,” McKibbin said. “I am enthusiastic about the opportunities that lie ahead for Chico's and look forward to working with its talented team to improve the brand, deepen our customer relationships and deliver long-term growth."
McKibbin joins Chico's after a career with Nordstrom. She most recently served as president of Nordstrom Rack, the retailer’s fastest growing brand, with a fleet of 244 stores and a separate off-price merchant organization. Prior to that role, she was president of Nordstrom Canada and led the retailer’s expansion into the Canadian market, overseeing buying, logistics, marketing, real estate and online strategies. Previously at Nordstrom, she served as VP and led four different regions.
“We are pleased to welcome Karen as Chico's brand president,” said Broader. “Karen has extensive experience in the retail industry with our customer and a strong record leading merchandising, operating and store initiatives that drive profitable growth. She shares our commitment to beautiful product, superior customer experiences and knows first-hand how important service is to building brand loyalty.