Jones Names Ross as Merchandising Exec

The Jones Group expanded its executive ranks on Wednesday.
The New York-based company announced it has hired Sally Ross as EVP of merchandising for Nine West Direct. In her new role, Ross will oversee merchandising, planning and the allocations teams for Nine West Retail, Nine West Outlets and Ninewest.com. She will report to Jones Direct Group President Ron Offir.

“We are excited to be welcoming Sally to the Jones team,” Richard Dickson, president and CEO of branded businesses at Jones, said in a statement. “Sally’s breadth of experience in the industry is an important addition to Jones’ expanding merchant talent. Her proven judgment, aptitude in managing and growing businesses and ability to identify future fashion trends will be essential in positioning Nine West’s role as the premier destination of fashion footwear for our target consumers.”  
Ross most recently served as VP and DMM at Bergdorf Goodman. Over her 20-year career, she has also worked at Liz Claiborne, The Gap, J.Crew, Ann Taylor, Calvin Klein and Club Monaco.

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