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D&M Distinguished Speaker

March 20, 2013 — Diane Ellis, President and COO of Brooks Brothers, will be this year’s d&m Distinguished Speaker. Ms. Ellis will speak on April 10th at 6 PM in the URBN Annex Large Screening Room (3401 Filbert St.).
Brooks Brothers, known for its classic styling, has been dressing men for nearly two centuries. Brooks Brothers is one of America's oldest retailers, specializing in men's suits and outerwear. Presidents Herbert Hoover, Theodore Roosevelt, Franklin Roosevelt, John F. Kennedy, Richard Nixon, Gerald Ford, George H. W. Bush, and Bill Clinton were known to wear Brooks Brothers suits and President Lincoln was wearing a Brooks Brothers suit and overcoat when he was assassinated. The reinvigorated company now also sells women's and children's apparel. Brooks Brothers operates about 180 upscale retail stores and outlet locations in the US and 100-plus stores in 15 countries including China, Italy, and Japan. Brooks Brothers is owned by Retail Brand Alliance (RBA) and led by its CEO Claudio Del Vecchio.

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