Melissa Blandford

SVP, Stores & Operations

  • Indiana University of Pennsylvania 1992 - Marketing & Communications
  • Retail Leadership career began 25+ years ago and held Executive Leadership roles with Gymboree and Ascena Retail Group. Departed as Head of Stores Lane Bryant/Catherines
  • Transitioned to DBI in July 2020 as Sr Vice President, Stores and Operations currently overseeing Sales Support & Operations (SSO), Customer Contact Center, Field Directors, and Asset Protection
  • Talent focused having a legacy of successors ready for next.
  • Supporter of and Ascena brands Chair for St Jude’s, Dress for Success and now excited to help lead a stronger partnership with Soles 4 Souls.