Chico’s FAS, a women’s clothing retailer, has appointed Pamela Knous to the position of executive vice president (EVP) – chief financial officer (CFO) and chief accounting officer (CAO). Knous assumes the principal finance, accounting, investor relations, and strategic planning responsibilities currently under the direction of Kent Kleeberger, who was appointed to the position of EVP – chief operating officer in March 2011. Knous will report directly to president and chief executive officer (CEO), David Dyer.
Knous served as EVP, CFO of SuperValu from September 1997 to July 2010, where she was responsible for finance, accounting, information technology, strategic planning, investor relations, and its Bristol Farms operation. Before joining SuperValu, she was EVP, CFO and treasurer of The Vons Companies, now part of Safeway, and prior to that she was a partner in the Los Angeles office of KPMG Peat Marwick, the international audit, tax and advisory firm.
Knous currently serves as audit committee chair of the National Board of the American Heart Association and has served on the board of The Tennant Company.
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