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Spanx Announces New CEO and Executive Chair

Caroline “Cricket” Whitton has been named CEO; Jeanne Jackson named Executive Chair

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Spanx (Atlanta) has named Caroline “Cricket” Whitton as its new CEO, and Jeanne Jackson as its new Executive Chair, according to a company press release.

Whitton was most recently the company’s President and Chief Growth Officer, joining Spanx in 2017. Previously, she’s held positions with Design Within Reach and Wayfair.

Spanx also announced the appointment of Jeanne Jackson to Executive Chair; she will work alongside Whitton and Founder Sara Blakely. Jackson has held many executive leadership roles at brands like Walmart.com, Nike, Victoria’s Secret & Co., The Gap, Saks Fifth Avenue and The Walt Disney Company. She currently serves on the Boards for companies like Monster Beverage, Delta Airlines and Moncler SpA.

“I am so happy to announce Cricket as CEO of Spanx,” says Blakely. “Her deep commitment to our brand gives me a lot of confidence in the continued success of our business. I am also thrilled to welcome Jeanne Jackson to the Spanx family. Her unparalleled industry experience will be invaluable as we enter this next phase of growth and innovation. Cricket and Jeanne make a powerful team and I’m looking forward to working closely with them both in their new roles.”

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