Atkinson Joins Chico’s

Former Tween Brands executive to head investor relations for specialty store chain.

Robert Atkinson, former vice president of investor relations at Tween
Brands, has joined Fort Myers, Fla.-based Chico’s FAS in the same position.
He succeeds Michael Smith, who has left the firm to pursue other
Atkinson, who worked in investor relations capacities at Equitable Resources
before joining Tween nine years ago, reports to Kent Kleeberger, executive
vice president, chief financial officer and treasurer of Chico’s.

Chico’s operates 1,073 women’s specialty stores under the Chico’s, White
House | Black Market and Soma Intimates brands.