President, Chico's, Chico's FAS
Diane Ellis is the president of the Chico’s brand for Chicos’ FAS, Inc., a leading omnichannel specialty retailer of women’s private branded, sophisticated, casual-to-dressy clothing, intimates, complementary accessories, and other non-clothing items.
Diane has more than 35 years of retail experience and joins Chico’s from The Limited, where she served as chief executive officer and was instrumental in driving the strategy behind the company’s growth and business transformation over the past three years. Prior to The Limited, Diane was president and chief operating officer of Brooks Brothers, where she led the stores, e-commerce, IT, HR, sourcing, product development, finance, supply chain and planning functions in support of the global operations of the brand.
Prior to Brooks Brothers, Diane was the founding partner of Lighthouse Retail Group, managing director for the Retail Strategy Practice at PricewaterhouseCoopers, and director of merchandise planning, allocation and inventory control at Filene’s. Diane also served in merchandising, planning, strategy and store management roles at Joseph Horne’s department stores and at Marshalls, where she launched the petite and swimwear businesses.
She is a member of the board of directors of Stage Stores, Inc.