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Talbots names SVP stores

HINGHAM, Mass. — Talbots announced that it has named Lesli Gilbert SVP stores, effective June 27. In this role, Gilbert will be responsible for overseeing all aspects of Talbots core retail operations in the United States and Canada, as well as supporting the implementation of the company’s store reimage and rationalization programs. She will report directly to Trudy Sullivan, president and CEO of the Talbots.

Gilbert joins Talbots from T-Mobile, USA, where she served as regional VP East. Prior to this, Gilbert was senior director of sales and customer experience at Gap Inc. Previously, she held senior level store operations positions at Charlotte Russe, Discover Channel Stores and Sunglasses Hut International.

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