It's been a long and complicated road to Charney's exit, but his firing was made official in December. Now serving as CEO is Paula Schneider, a whip-smart businesswoman who, with her first official act of completely revamping the company's ethics code, has already shown she means to improve AA's work environment, and get it back to the business of being a beloved clothing brand.
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