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Jones Group Realigns Footwear, Accessories Biz

The Jones Group has recently made management changes in its footwear, accessories and retail business.

Rick Paterno has been promoted to group president of footwear, where he will be responsible for Jones' wholesale footwear businesses (domestic and international). He previously served as president of wholesale better footwear brands.

Ron Offir was promoted to president of Jones Direct Group, where he will be responsible for Jones' direct-to-consumer businesses, including company-owned and e-commerce retail. He was formerly president of e-commerce.

The appointments follow the exits of Andrew Cohen, chief executive officer of footwear, accessories and retail, and Jay Friedman, who led the company-owned retail business.

The company's licensed brands include Jessica Simpson, Rachel Roy and Dockers.

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