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Three J. Crew Directors Resign

J. Crew Group Inc. said last week that Emily Scott, Thomas Scott and Bridget Ryan Berman are stepping down as directors.

J. Crew Group Inc. said last week that Emily Scott, Thomas Scott and Bridget Ryan Berman are stepping down as directors.

Emily Scott, daughter of J. Crew founder Arthur Cinader, ran the company after her father left and has been a director since 1992. Her husband, Thomas, has been a director since 2002. Both are resigning for personal reasons on Dec. 2, the company said in a statement.

Berman, a director since August 2005, will resign Dec. 26 as a result of her recently assumed role as chief executive officer of the U.S. subsidiary of Giorgio Armani SpA.

J. Crew will be left with eight board members: chairman and chief executive officer Millard Drexler, Richard Boyce, Mary Ann Casati, Jonathan Coslet, James Coulter, Steven Grand-Jean, Stuart Sloan and Josh Weston.

“Emily’s contributions to J. Crew have been countless from the day the company started in 1983. Everyone at J. Crew wants to thank both Emily and Tom for their insight and support over the years,” Drexler said in a statement. “It has been really nice to work with Bridget over the last year. We’ll miss her and know she’ll do a great job at Giorgio Armani.”

“The company is considering filling the board seats, but no decision has been made,” said Margot Brunelle, head of marketing for J. Crew Group.

This story first appeared in the October 2, 2006 issue of WWD.  Subscribe Today.