The Jones Apparel Group Inc (NYSE: JNY) has today announced the appointment of Paul Lanham as the new senior vice president and chief technology officer.

In his new position, Paul Lanham will have responsibility for managing and coordinating the activities of all management information installations, all systems development activities and all business to business and Internet initiatives in progress for the corporation.

Paul joins Jones Apparel Group from Ames Department Stores, where he was chief information officer. Paul has 20 years of technology, systems and merchandise planning experience from several prominent retailers and manufacturers.

Paul will be headquartered at the Company's administrative offices in Bristol, Pennsylvania.