Jones Apparel Group Inc has named Lynne Fish as president of its Women's Moderate Apparel Group.

Announcing the appointment, Peter Boneparth, chief executive officer of Women's Moderate Apparel Group and executive management committee member, said: "Lynne's appointment is in acknowledgement of her success and contribution in the growth of the Norton McNaughton brand and its associated extensions.

"In her new position, Ms Fish will be responsible for the Norton McNaughton, Jones Wear, Nine and Company and Evan-Picone apparel brands."

Mr Boneparth went on to mention that: "Andrew Cohen and Howard Zwilling will continue to lead the Energie and Miss Erika brands, respectively."

Ms Fish joined the McNaughton team in 1998, most recently serving as executive vice president of merchandising.