Fort Wayne-based Vera Bradley Inc. has added Kristina Cashman (pictured) and Carrie Tharp (pictured) to its board of directors. They will be replacing Richard Baum and Matthew McEvoy who are retiring with the end of their terms in June.

Cashman has nearly 25 years of experience in the restaurant industry and has served as president of Guy and Larry Restaurants and as chief financial officer of Upward Projects, Hopdoddy Burger Bar, Eddie V’s Restaurants and PF Chang’s. She currently provides consulting and advisory services to restaurant and retail portfolio companies of private equity firms. 

Tharp currently serves as vice president of retail and consumer for Google Cloud. Prior to that, she served as executive vice president, and chief digital officer of Neiman Marcus Group and senior vice president and chief marketing officer and head of ecommerce for the Fossil Group. Tharp has also held key positions at Travelocity, Dean Foods and Bain & Company.


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