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RUE21 BOARD CHAIRMAN IS REAPPOINTED TO ROLE OF CEO

Nov 20, 2018 - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Board and Executive Moves

Barely five months into her tenure, rue21 president and CEO Laurie Van Brunt has resigned by "mutual decision," according to a company press release, with board chairman Michael C. Appel taking on the additional responsibility of CEO.

Mr. Appel previously had served as the Cranberry-based teen clothing retailer's interim CEO from October 2017 until June, when Ms. Van Brunt was appointed.

His reappointment Friday, the press release said, "is based on the progress made under Michael's ...