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Chico's FAS Taps Senior VP

Manuel O. Jessup comes on as senior vice president - chief human resources officer.

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, a retailer of women's clothing and accessories, said Monday it named Manuel O. Jessup as senior vice president - chief human resources officer.

Jessup, who will report to Scott A. Edmonds, president and chief executive, will be responsible for overseeing all human resources functions and activities for the more than 12,000 Chico's associates. He will be charged with implementing corporate initiatives to attract, develop, and retain talent. He will also provide advice and counsel to the compensation and benefits committee of the board of directors.

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Earlier, Jessup served as corporate vice president, human resource at

Sara Lee Branded Apparel

.

Additionally, the Fort Myers, Fla.-based company said that it appointed Heath A. Miller as vice president - executive creative director. Miller, who will report to Michael Leedy, chief marketing officer, will be responsible for managing the creative teams for the Chico's, White House, Black Market, and Soma by Chico's brands.

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