Kay Krill, President and CEO of ANN INC., has defined her career in specialty retail by putting the client first and evolving brands to meet the needs and values of real women. Known for her remarkable merchandising savvy and hands-on management style, Kay joined Ann Taylor in 1994 and was quickly promoted to Senior Vice President of Merchandising and Design for LOFT. In 2001, she was named President of the LOFT division which, under her
leadership, became a $1 billion business and one of the fastest growing concepts in women’s apparel. She was named President of Ann Taylor Stores Corporation in 2004 as well as a member of the Ann Taylor Board of Directors. In 2005, the CEO title was added. As President & CEO, Kay realized the name Ann Taylor Stores Corporation did not accurately reflect the direction and potential of the organization. In 2010, she successfully engineered the company’s renaming to ANN INC. to best represent the company’s evolution to a brand-led, world-class, multi-channel retailer. Today, Kay is focused on steadily growing the Ann Taylor and LOFT brands, as well as the Company’s fast-growing Outlet
and Internet channels. Currently, ANN INC. is a $2.2 billion retailer for women of all ages.