The Jones Group Promotes Aida Tejero-DeColli Chief People Officer

New Position Recognizes Jones Veteran and Reflects Company's Commitment to Exceptional Talent

Dec 12, 2012, 14:20 ET from The Jones Group Inc.

NEW YORK, Dec. 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Jones Group Inc. ("Jones," the "Company") (NYSE: JNY) today announced the promotion of Aida Tejero-DeColli to the newly created position of Chief People Officer, effective immediately.  In this elevated role, Aida will continue to lead all efforts supporting Human Resources activities at Jones including, talent acquisition and management, training and development, and associate compensation, benefit and recognition programs. She will continue to report to Wesley R. Card, Chief Executive Officer of The Jones Group.

Wesley Card, Chief Executive Officer of Jones, commented: "Attracting, developing and maintaining exceptional industry talent is central to Jones' mission to be the leading global fashion company.  Given the importance of this charge, we believe formally elevating Aida to the C-suite reflects Jones' commitment to this effort.  Since her arrival at The Jones Group just over 18 years ago, Aida has been an outstanding human resources executive and has been essential in championing our various people related initiatives.  I am very proud to announce this well-deserved promotion." 

Ms. Tejero-DeColli stated: "I am honored by this promotion and the recognition of my work and that of the entire Human Resources team.  It is a tremendous endorsement of the work we've done to create a people centric environment.  We are creating a workplace where growth is driven by exceptional talent who are leading, shaping and evolving the Company every day.  In this enhanced role, I look forward to building upon our efforts to make The Jones Group the most desirable place to work in our industry."

About Aida Tejero-DeColli

Ms. Tejero-DeColli began her career with The Jones Group in August 1994 as Director of Human Resources and most recently served as Executive Vice President of Human Resources.  Prior to joining the Company, she held several management positions with QVC Corporation.  Ms. Tejero-DeColli received a BA from the University of Miami, MS from St. Thomas University and JD from Georgia State University.

About The Jones Group Inc.

The Jones Group Inc. ( is a leading global designer, marketer and wholesaler of over 35 brands with product expertise in apparel, footwear, jeanswear, jewelry and handbags.  The Jones Group has a reputation for innovation, excellence in product quality and value, operational execution and talent.  The Company also markets directly to consumers through branded specialty retail and outlet stores, through concessions at upscale department stores and through its e-commerce sites.

The Company's internationally recognized brands and licensing agreements (L) include: Nine West, Jones New York, Anne Klein, Kurt Geiger, Rachel Roy (L), Robert Rodriguez, Robbi & Nikki, Stuart Weitzman, Brian Atwood (L), Boutique 9, Easy Spirit, Carvela, Gloria Vanderbilt, l.e.i., Bandolino, Enzo Angiolini, Nine & Co., GLO, Joan & David, Miss KG, Kasper, Energie, Evan-Picone, Le Suit, Mootsies Tootsies, Grane, Erika, Napier, Jessica Simpson (L), Givenchy (L), Judith Jack, Albert Nipon, Pappagallo and Rafe (L).


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