Vanessa Castagna, a director of Levi Strauss & Co. since 2007, has opted not to seek reelection to the board at the company’s 2015 annual meeting.
Castagna was, beginning in 2005, executive chairman of Mervyns LLC for two years, following five years with J.C. Penney Co. Inc. When she left Penney’s, she was chairman and chief executive officer of stores, catalogue and Internet. Earlier in her career, she filled executive capacities at Wal-Mart Stores Inc., Target Corp. and the Marshalls unit of The TJX Cos. Inc.
In a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission, Levi’s said her departure wasn’t the result of any disagreement with the firm or its operations, policies or practices.
She currently serves as a director of Carter’s Inc. and as a member of the board of trustees of Purdue University, her alma mater.