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Evon Jones Biography

Evon Jones is an experienced IT and business executive with over 15 plus years as a CIO in multiple industries including retail, life sciences, consumer goods, travel and aviation, and financial services.

He is currently Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer at Hallmark Cards Inc. where he is responsible for developing and implementing IT strategies to enable business goals and drive company performance. In addition, he will provide vision and leadership to develop technology solutions that advance our retail, operational and business strategies as well as deliver cost efficiencies and a roadmap for ERP and IT infrastructure improvements. Evon is also a corporate officer of Hallmark Cards Inc.

As former CIO of Fifth & Pacific companies, formerly Liz Claiborne, he oversaw the global IT organization for all portfolio brands including Juicy Couture, Kate Spade, Liz Claiborne and others. Evon also served as CIO for Bausch + Lomb, The Dial Corporation, America West Holdings (airline and Leisure company), and held leadership roles at American Express and Lehman Brothers.

Evon received his B.A. from Baruch College in New York City and served on the boards of Henkel North America, Central & Northern Arizona Better Business Bureau, and was a member of the Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA) IT Committee.

Evon’s former community involvement included serving on the board of Aid to the Adoption of Special Kids in Phoenix, a member of the Valley of the Sun United Way Funds Allocation Committee, and was a member of the State of Arizona Attorney General’s Model Court Stewardship and Stakeholders Advisory Group on Behavioral Health and Substance Abuse.