GUESS APPOINTS SOCOL TO BOARD

NEW YORK — Guess Inc. said Monday it has added Howard Socol to its board. His appointment brings to six the number of directors at the Los Angeles-based jeanswear company.
Socol, 54, is best known as the longtime chief executive of Burdines, the Miami-based division of Federated Department stores, where he spent most of his career. More recently, he was chief executive officer of J. Crew Group Inc. for one year.
After leaving J. Crew earlier this year, Socol set up Socol Consulting Group, which provides retail and Internet consulting services.