J.Crew Names Bridget Ryan Berman To Board Of Directors
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J.CREW NAMES BRIDGET RYAN BERMAN TO BOARD OF DIRECTORS
New York, NY (August 9, 2005) -
J.Crew Group, Inc. announced today that Bridget Ryan Berman has been named to its Board of Directors. Ms. Berman, 45, was most recently Vice President / Chief Operating Officer of Retail Stores for Apple Computer, Inc., which owns and operates 113 retail locations throughout the United States, Japan and the United Kingdom.
"I am pleased to welcome Bridget to our Board. I have known her throughout her time at
Apple and simply stated, she gets it," said Millard Drexler, Chairman and CEO of J.Crew.
"Bridget's accomplishments and success in a variety of business and retail environments make
her especially well-suited for our Board of Directors."
Prior to joining Apple, Bridget was Group President of Polo Ralph Lauren Retail (PRL). In her 12 years at Polo, Bridget was responsible for the strategic development and operations of the full price and outlet store divisions in both the United States and Europe. Additionally, Bridget served on the Executive leadership team for PRL and on the Board of Directors for RL Media (Polo.com). Bridget began her career in the Executive Training program for Allied Department Stores and later joined the Rich's division of Federated Department Stores in Atlanta, GA.
Separately, the company announced that Roxane Al-Fayez has resigned as Executive Vice President of Direct Operations, Distribution Centers and Information Technology effective August 19. She is returning to Columbus, Ohio, where she has been commuting from for the past two years.
J.Crew Group, Inc. is a leading retailer of men's and women's apparel, shoes and accessories. The Company operates 157 retail stores, the J.Crew catalog business, jcrew.com, and 43 factory outlet stores.