W. Paul Jones
Mr. Jones served on the Board of Directors of JC Penney Company, Inc. since July 2019 where he served on the Corporate Governance Committee and on the Human Resources and Compensation Committee. Prior to serving on the JC Penney board, Mr. Jones was Chief Executive Officer of Payless ShoeSource, Inc. (Footwear retailer) from 2012 to 2017 when he retired. Prior to serving as CEO of Payless ShoeSource, Inc., Mr. Jones was President, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Shopko Stores, Inc. (General Merchandise retailer) from 2009 to 2012, and President and Chief Merchandising Officer of Shopko Stores, Inc. from 2007 to 2009. Mr. Jones was also Senior Vice President, Merchandising for Kohl’s Corporation (Department store) from 1997 to 2004. Prior to Kohl’s, Mr. Jones spent 12 years with May Department Stores Company in progressive leadership roles within merchandising.