Tillys Executives Join Tilly’s Life Center Board of Directors
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IRVINE, Calif. ~ Today, Tilly's Life Center (TLC) announced the appointment of four c-level Tillys executives to its board of directors. This includes Tilly's, Inc. (NYSE: TLYS, "Tillys") President and CEO Edmond Thomas, Executive Vice President and Chief Merchandising Officer Laura Janney, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer Michael Henry, and Chief Digital Officer Jonathan Kosoff.

Colleen Versteeg, CEO of TLC expressed her excitement for the new additions to the board. "Ed, Laura, Michael, and Jonathan are accomplished business leaders that will provide experienced management to TLC as we continue to grow. This is a milestone for TLC, and we are thankful for their commitment and passion for our cause and our youths' wellbeing."

Edmond Thomas has served as Tillys President, Chief Executive Officer and a member of the Tillys Board since October 2015. Prior to his role at Tillys he was Chief Executive Officer and Director of Wet Seal Inc., as well as a partner of KarpReilly LLC. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Villanova University.

Laura Janney joined Tillys as the Executive Vice President, Chief Merchandising Officer in April 2023 after serving Hudson's Bay from July 2019 to January 2023 as its Chief Merchandising Officer from August 2021 to January 2023. She also served Nordstrom Inc., for 32 years from June 1987 to March 2019 in various retail store and merchandise management roles. Janney holds a Bachelor of Arts in Marketing/Management from Western Washington University.

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Michael Henry has served as Tillys Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer since September 2019 after serving Quiksilver Inc., Pacific Sunwear of California where he was Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. He is a certified public accountant (inactive) with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from California Polytechnic State University San Luis Obispo.

Jonathan Kosoff has been in his role as Tillys Chief Digital Officer since February 2020 overseeing all aspects of the company's e-commerce digital marketing and customer relationship management functions. Previous to his current role he served at Taco Bell as Vice President of e-commerce and Performance Marketing at Hot Topic Inc., where he held various digital leadership roles growing the e-commerce business . Kosoff holds a bachelor's degree in accounting from The University of California Santa Barbara and a Master's in Business Administration from The University of California Irvine.

Tillys has been an avid supporter of TLC since its inception in 2012 with Ed Thomas commenting on their alliance "We are excited to have our top executives joining the TLC Board of Directors to further strengthen the alliance between our two organizations and to assist TLC in its growth and expansion of its life-changing programs to help our youth."

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Today marks an important milestone for both organizations with this announcement being made by youth-focused empowerment nonprofit Tilly's Life Center (TLC). Four c-level executives have been appointed by TLC's board including Edmond Thomas – President & CEO; Laura Janney – Executive VP & CMO; Michael Henry – Executive VP & CFO; Jonathan Kosoff – CDO; all representing Tillys Inc (NYSE:TLYS).

Colleen Versteeg expressed her enthusiasm about this development saying "Ed, Laura, Michael & Jonathan are accomplished business leaders that will provide experienced management to TLC as we continue to grow." She further added "This is a milestone for us & we are thankful for their commitment & passion towards our cause & youths' wellbeing."

The alliance between these two organizations has been strong since 2012 when it was first established with Ed Thomas expressing his excitement about having their top executives join the board saying "We are excited about this move which will further strengthen our alliance & help us expand our life changing programs."

The four c-level executives bring with them extensive experience which will be beneficial for both organizations going forward into 2021 & beyond.
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