Long-time Limited exec named to Men's Wearhouse board

HOUSTON  -- The Men's Wearhouse announced that Grace Nichols has been elected to the company's board of directors, effective January 30, increasing the number of directors to nine.

Nichols spent more than 20 years at Limited Brands, including 14 years as CEO of Victoria's Secret Stores from 1992 until she retired in January 2007.  From 1986 to 1992, she served as EVP Victoria's Secret Stores.  Prior to joining Limited Brands, she held various senior merchandising positions in teen's and women's apparel at The Broadway Southern California divisions of Carter, Hawley, Hale, Inc.  Nichols currently sits on the board of directors of Pacific Sunwear and New York and Company, both publicly-traded companies.  

George Zimmer, chairman of the board and CEO said, "The election of Grace is an effort to broaden the perspective of our board of directors.  Grace's extensive experience as a senior executive in the retail industry will be invaluable to The Men's Wearhouse."