American retailer The Jones Group has named KathyNedorostek as group president of its global footwear and accessories division. The newly created position is effective from mid-October and is part of the groups continued growth and expansion of the company’s footwear and accessories brands and categories.
In her new role, Nedorostek will oversee the continued growth and expansion of footwear, handbags and jewellery for The Jones Group, managing the operations, sales, production and overall category development for the Company's venerable brands, such as Nine West, Anne Klein, and Easy Spirit.
Nedorostek joins The Jones Group from Coach, Inc. where she served as president of North America wholesale and global licensing since 2003, where she played an integral role in the brand's development, driving significant market share gains in North American department and specialty stores for handbags and accessories.
Richard Dickson, President and Chief Executive Officer of Branded Businesses at The Jones Group, said: "Footwear and accessories are core strategic pillars and growing segments of The Jones Group business, and we are thrilled to add Kathy's premier brand leadership to support and direct our development in these categories.
"Her unparalleled experience in the industry makes her an ideal addition to our executive team as we continue to establish The Jones Group as the leading global fashion company defined by premier brands and led by exceptional talent."
Nedorostek added: “This position presents the rare opportunity to join a talented leadership team and work across a group of well- recognized footwear and accessories brands, all of which have significant growth and expansion potential.
"I look forward to extending the ongoing transformation in the Company's core brands, continuing the development of designer brands and identifying new avenues to extend The Jones Group's footwear and accessories portfolio."