Jo-Ann Welcomes Janet Duliga to the Role of Human Resources SVP

HUDSON, Ohio–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores, the leading fabric and craft specialty
retailer in America, today announced a significant organizational change
in the Human Resources department with the appointment of Janet Duliga
as senior vice president (SVP) of human resources (HR).

Duliga brings a wealth of knowledge in the realm of corporate retail
growth. Janet was most recently with Luxottica, where she created the
strategic vision for talent and performance as the SVP of HR for
Sunglass Hut & Luxury Retail, North America, a division of Luxottica.
During Janet’s tenure, Sunglass Hut nearly doubled in size through both
organic growth and acquisition while maintaining high employee
engagement and brand culture. Simultaneously, Janet built a strategic HR
capability that adapted to the organizational changes and became the
template for the global organization. Additionally, Janet invested
heavily in working with functional leaders to develop high potential
talent for both the corporate office and the field.

“I am excited to welcome Janet to the Jo-Ann team,” said Jill Soltau,
president and chief executive officer, Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores.
“Her deep experience building teams inside and outside of the HR
function, paired with her insatiable drive for learning, will be
invaluable as she takes on developing and implementing strategies to
support our team. Our team is our greatest asset and with Janet’s
resourcefulness and progressive approach to complex challenges, we can
continue to leverage and build the talent we need for future growth,”
shared Soltau.

Duliga has a strong background in retail as she served in HR roles of
increasing responsibility with Pacific Sunwear of California, Wet Seal
and Nordstrom, Inc. She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Pomona
College, a Masters of Arts degree from Antioch University, and a juris
doctorate from the University of San Diego, School of Law. She is
currently working towards her doctorate degree in Organizational
Learning from the University of Pennsylvania.

Janet Duliga will report to Jill Soltau, president and CEO, in her new
role, effective February 24, 2016.

To learn more about Jo-Ann or to find the Jo-Ann store nearest you,
visit Joann.com.

About Jo-Ann Stores, LLC

Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores, the nation’s leading fabric and craft
retailer with locations in 49 states, was founded in 1943 as a single
retail store. Today, approximately 850 Jo-Ann stores across the country
provide consumers all the fabrics, craft supplies and inspiration they
need, conveniently under one roof. For additional information, visit Joann.com.
To make creative connections, visit Joann.com/community.

Contacts

Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores
Beth Shivak, Corporate
Communications, 330-463-8661
beth.shivak@joann.com