Howard Socol


Kelley School of Business Academy of Alumni Fellows (1987)
Indiana University Bloomington
B.S., 1967


Howard Socol served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Barneys New York Inc. of Jones Apparel Group Inc. from January 2001 to June 2008. He previously served as the President of Socol Consulting Group, CEO of J. Crew, and Burdines Department Stores. Socol spent the majority of his career rising through the ranks of Burdines Department Stores, having become chairman and CEO in 1984, which he remained until 1997.

He currently serves as a Member of Advisory Board of 7thOnline, Inc and the Founders Board at Informed Families/The Florida Family Partnership, Inc. Socol graduated from Indiana University in 1967.