MAHWAH, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct. 1, 2018--
ascena retail group, inc. (NASDAQ: ASNA) today announced the appointment
of Wendy L. Hufford as Senior Vice President and General Counsel,
effective immediately. Hufford will oversee all legal matters for the
company and will serve on the company’s leadership team, reporting to
David Jaffe, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer.
Hufford joins the company from Boehringer Ingelheim USA, where she was
the Chief Operating Officer, Legal Department & Vice President, U.S.
Litigation, Risk Management & Human Resources. Prior to that, she held
executive leadership positions at ITT Corporation and Cardinal Health,
as well as in-house roles at GE Consumer Finance and Credit Suisse First
Earlier in her career, Hufford was in private practice at Davis, Polk &
Wardwell in New York, and served as a law clerk for the Honorable Robert
J. Ward on the U.S. District Court of the Southern District Court of New
York. She is a graduate of Colgate University and The Yale Law School.
“We are thrilled to welcome Wendy to our team,” said David Jaffe. “In
addition to her impressive legal career, she is passionate about leading
initiatives to help working women and families in the workplace and has
been recognized for her dedication to mentoring and leadership
development. This made Wendy the right person for this important role.”
Hufford, a mother of eight, received a 2017 Working Mother of the Year
award from Working Mother magazine. She has led women’s
leadership programming throughout her career and in 2016 received a
Transformation Leadership Award from Inside Counsel magazine for
advancing the empowerment of women in corporate law. Hufford also
designed and co-founded the Women’s Initiative Network at Cardinal
Health, for which the company won an ACE Award in 2012 from the
Healthcare Businesswomen’s Association.
About ascena retail group, inc.
ascena retail group, inc. (NASDAQ: ASNA) is a leading national specialty
retailer offering apparel, shoes, and accessories for women under the
Premium Fashion segment (Ann Taylor, LOFT, and Lou & Grey), Value
Fashion segment (maurices and dressbarn), Plus Fashion segment (Lane
Bryant, Catherines and Cacique), and for tween girls under the Kids
Fashion segment (Justice). ascena retail group, inc. operates ecommerce
websites and approximately 4,600 stores throughout the United States,
Canada and Puerto Rico.
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