Speaker - David Dyer

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David Dyer is a successful retailing executive with more than 37 years of experience, primarily in the apparel business.

Mr. Dyer currently serves as President, Chief Executive Officer, and Director of Chico’s FAS Inc., a $2.2 billion NYSE-listed women’s specialty retail company. The company operates four brands—Chico’s, White House-Black Market, Soma Intimates, and Boston Proper—that offer private branded, sophisticated, casual-to-dressy apparel, intimate apparel, complementary accessories, and gift items.

Prior to joining Chico’s, Mr. Dyer served as President, Chief Executive Officer, and a member of the board of directors of Tommy Hilfiger Inc.

Previously, Mr. Dyer served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Lands’ End and served on the company’s board of directors. Following the company’s sale in 2002 to Sears Roebuck and Company, Mr. Dyer was appointed Executive Vice President of Sears Direct and The Great Indoors and became a member of the executive committee, in addition to retaining his responsibilities at Lands’ End.

Mr. Dyer was a consultant at TPG and, while in this capacity, served as Acting President of J. Crew Catalog.

Mr. Dyer began his career as an executive trainee with Burdines department stores in Miami and rose through the ranks over 17 years to become Senior Vice President of Merchandising and Marketing. After leaving Burdines in 1979, he held executive positions at Lands’ End, including Managing Director of the Home Division, Executive Vice President and Vice Chairman, and served as Chief Operating officer and President of Home Shopping Network.

Mr. Dyer received his bachelor’s degree in engineering from Vanderbilt University in 1971, and in 2005, he was named a distinguished alumnus of the Vanderbilt School of Engineering.

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