J.C. Penney has announced the appointment of W. Paul Jones to its Board of Directors. Jones was CEO of Payless ShoeSource between 2012 and 2017, when he retired. Prior to that, he served as CEO and Chief Merchandising Officer at Shopko. His career also includes senior positions at Kohl’s and May Department Stores.

“Paul’s areas of expertise are highly complementary to the Company’s focus on delivering an exceptional shopping experience to our customers,” said Ron Tysoe, Chairman of the J.C. Penney Board of Directors, in a statement. “In addition to his impressive omnichannel experience, Paul brings a wealth of merchandise and marketing insight, and I am delighted to welcome him to the JCPenney board.”





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