|Wesley R. Card
Chief Executive Officer,
The Jones Group Inc.
|Mr. Card has served as our Chief Executive Officer since July 2007. He also served as our President from July 2007 to February 8, 2010. Mr. Card was our Chief Operating Officer from March 2002 to July 2007 and also our Chief Financial Officer from March 2007 to July 2007. He had previously served as our Chief Financial Officer from 1990 to March 2006.|
Chairman of the Board
|Mr. Kimmel founded the Jones Apparel Division of W.R. Grace & Co. in 1970. Mr. Kimmel served as our executive Chairman from 1975 to December 31, 2010 and as Chief Executive Officer from 1975 to May 2002. Effective January 1, 2011, Mr. Kimmel ceased to be our executive Chairman and became our non-executive Chairman of the Board. Prior to founding Jones, Mr. Kimmel was employed by W.R. Grace & Co. and was President of Villager, Inc., a sportswear company. He has served as a director of Jones since 1975.|
|Matthew H. Kamens
|Mr. Kamens has been employed by Mr. Kimmel as a lawyer and personal advisor since 2001. Since April 2009, he has also been Of Counsel to the law firm of Cozen O'Connor. Previously, he practiced law with the law firm of Wolf Block, LLP, where he served as its Chairman from 1995 to 2001 and was Of Counsel from 2001 to April 2009.|
|Gerald C. Crotty
Weichert Enterprise, LLC
|Mr. Crotty has served as President of Weichert Enterprise, LLC, a private equity investment firm, since 2001. He previously served as Chairman of Excelsior Ventures Management LLC from 1999 to 2001. From 1991 to 1998, he held various executive positions with ITT Corporation and its affiliates, including President and Chief Operating Officer of ITT Consumer Financial Corporation and Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of ITT Communications and Information Services. Prior to that time, he served as both Counsel, and then later as Secretary, to the Governor of New York State. Mr. Crotty serves on the Board of Trustees of AXA Premier VIP Trust, where he serves on the Compliance, Nominating and Compensation and Audit Committees. He also serves on the boards of several portfolio companies of Weichert Enterprise.|
|Lowell W. Robinson
Former Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer,
|Mr. Robinson served as the Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer of MIVA, Inc., an online advertising network, from August 2007 through March 2009. He joined MIVA in 2006 as Chief Financial Officer and Chief Administrative Officer. He had previously served as the President of LWR Advisors from 2002 to 2006 and as the Chief Financial Officer and Chief Administrative Officer at HotJobs.com from 2000 to 2002. He previously held senior financial positions at Advo, Inc., Citigroup Inc. and Kraft Foods, Inc. Mr. Robinson's previous governance positions include service on the Board of Directors of Local.com Corporation from 2011 to 2012, where he served on the Compensation and Audit Committees, service on the Board of Advisors for the University of Wisconsin School of Business from 2006 to 2010, service on the Board of Directors of International Wire Group, Inc., where he served as chairman of the Audit Committee from 2003 to 2009, and service on the Board of Directors of Independent Wireless One, Diversified Investment Advisors and Edison Schools Inc. He is a member of the Smithsonian Libraries Advisory Board. He also serves as Chairman of the Board for two private publishing and digital media companies.|
|Robert L. Mettler
Retired President of Special Projects, Macy's, Inc.
|Mr. Mettler was President of Special Projects of Macy's, Inc. from February 2008 until his retirement in January 2009. He previously served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Macy's West, a division of Macy's, Inc., from 2002 to 2008 and as President and Chief Operating Officer of Macy's West from 2000 to 2002. Prior to joining Macy's, Mr. Mettler held various executive positions in the retail industry, including President of Merchandising - Full Line Stores of Sears, Roebuck and Co. from 1996 to 2000, President of Apparel and Home Fashions of Sears from 1993 to 1996, and President and Chief Executive Officer of Robinson's May Company from 1987 to 1993. Mr. Mettler serves on the Board of Directors of Stein Mart, Inc. and Quiksilver, Inc., on the Board of Trustees of the University of Virginia College Foundation, on the Board of Directors of National Jewish Health, and on the Retail Advisory Board at the University of Santa Clara.
|Margaret H. Georgiadis
President, Americas, Google, Inc.
|Ms. Georgiadis is currently the President, Americas of Google, Inc., where she had served as Vice President, Global Sales Operations from October 2009 to May 2011. From May 2011 to October 2011, Ms. Georgiadis was the Chief Operating Officer of Groupon, Inc. From January 2009 until October 2009, she was a Principal at Synetro Capital, LLC, a private investment firm, where she remains a board member. From 2004 to 2008, she served as the Executive Vice President of Card Products and Chief Marketing Officer of Discover Financial Services. Prior to joining Discover, she was a Partner at McKinsey & Company from 1990 to 2004, where she co-led the Marketing and Retail Practices and founded the Customer Acquisition and Management and Retail Marketing Practices. Ms. Georgiadis also serves on the Board of Directors of NorthShore University HealthSystem.|
|John D. Demsey
The Estée Lauder Companies Inc.
|Mr. Demsey has been Group President of The Estée Lauder Companies Inc. since July 2006. He had previously served as Global Brand President of Estée Lauder and M.A.C from 2005 to July 2006 and as President and Managing Director of M.A.C from 1998 to 2005. From 1991 to 1998, Mr. Demsey held several positions with Estée Lauder, including Senior Vice President of Sales and Education for Estée Lauder USA and Canada. Prior to joining Estée Lauder, Mr. Demsey was Vice President of Sales with the Specialty Division of Revlon, Inc. from 1988 to 1991. He previously held various positions with Benetton Group Spa, Saks Fifth Avenue Inc., Bloomingdale's Inc. and Macy's, Inc. Mr. Demsey serves as Chairman of the M.A.C AIDS Fund.|
|Jeffrey D. Nuechterlein
Isis Capital LLC
|Mr. Nuechterlein founded Isis Capital LLC, a venture capital and hedge fund in Alexandria, Virginia, in 2000 and has been its Managing Partner since its formation. From 1997 until 2000, he served as Managing Director and Chief Investment Officer, Pension Fund Investments, at National Gypsum Company. Prior to joining National Gypsum Company, Mr. Nuechterlein was Senior Counsel to the U.S. Trade Representative from 1995 until 1996. He had previously practiced law with Dewey Ballantine, LLP from 1992 until 1995, served as Special Assistant for Policy to the Governor of Virginia from 1990 to 1991, and served as Counsel to the U.S. Senate's Judiciary Subcommittee on Technology from 1989 until 1990. Mr. Nuechterlein serves on the Board of Trustees of Chesapeake Lodging Trust, where he is a member of the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee. He is the Chairman of the Board of Directors of Cartica Capital Limited, and he also serves on the Boards of Trustees of The College Foundation at the University of Virginia, The Potomac School in McLean, Virginia, Americans for Oxford, Inc. and the Classical American Homes Preservation Trust in New York, and is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations in New York.|
|Ann Marie C. Wilkins
Chief Executive Officer and President,
Wilkins Management, Inc.
|Ms. Wilkins founded Wilkins Management, Inc., an entertainment management company in Cambridge, Massachusetts, in 1986 and has served as its Chief Executive Officer and President since its formation. In 2001, Ms. Wilkins co-founded Marsalis Music, an independent jazz record company, for which she has served as a senior adviser and director since its founding. Prior to founding Wilkins Management, Ms. Wilkins was employed as an attorney with Arnold & Porter and as an accountant with KPMG LLP. Ms. Wilkins serves as Chairman of the Board of New Orleans Habitat Musicians' Village, Inc. and also serves on the Board of Trustees of the Berklee College of Music.|
|James A. Mitarotonda
Chairman of the Board, President and
Chief Executive Officer,
Barington Capital Group, L.P.
|Mr. Mitarotonda is Chairman of the Board, President and Chief Executive Officer of Barington Capital Group, L.P., an investment management firm that he co-founded in November 1991. Mr. Mitarotonda is also Chairman of the Board, President and Chief Executive Officer of Barington Companies Investors, LLC, the general partner of Barington Companies Equity Partners, L.P., a value-oriented activist investment fund. Mr. Mitarotonda currently serves as a director of A. Schulman, Inc., where he serves on the Compensation Committee and the Strategic Committee, and The Pep Boys – Manny, Moe & Jack, where he serves on the Compensation Committee and the Nominating and Governance Committee and was the Chairman of the Board from July 2008 until June 2009. During the past five years, he also served as a director of Ameron International Corporation, Griffon Corporation, Sielox, Inc. and Gerber Scientific, Inc. He is also a former director of Register.com, Inc. Mr. Mitarotonda also serves as the Chairman of the Business Advisory Board of Queens College.|