Jones names group president of global retail development

New York -- The Jones Group Inc. announced that it has appointed Scott Bowman to the newly created role of group president of global retail and international development, effective immediately. He will oversee the international strategy and operations of retail and licensing for the company's portfolio of brands.

Bowman brings more than 30 years of extensive experience in retail and brand management to Jones, including his position as CEO of Scott Bowman Associates, a global brand advisory firm. Prior roles include president of international business development for Polo Ralph Lauren and CEO of Marc Jacobs International.