LUANN VIA'S APPOINTMENT ADDS TO LIST OF FEMALE CEOS
LuAnn Via becomes the latest CEO named to turn around women's retailer Christopher & Banks. She also becomes the sixth female CEO of a Star Tribune 100 company, our annual list of Minnesota's largest publicly held companies ranked by revenue. The other CEOs are:
Sally Smith, Buffalo Wild Wings, ranked No. 36.
Shelly Ibach, Select Comfort Corp., No. 38
Brittany McKinney, Analysts International Corp., No. 65
Kathleen Iverson, CyberOptics Corp., No. 75
Cheri Beranek, Clearfield Inc., No. 84.
(In September, Carlson named longtime chief financial officer Trudy Rautio chief executive of the global travel and hospitality company, which is privately held.)