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Joia Johnson joins hosiery apparel marketer Hanesbrands

Jan '07
Hanesbrands Inc announced the appointment of Joia M. Johnson to the position of executive vice president, general counsel and corporate secretary, effective Jan. 29, 2007.

Johnson, 46, joins Hanesbrands from RARE Hospitality International Inc, a publicly traded restaurant franchise owner and operator based in Atlanta, where she was executive vice president, general counsel and secretary.

She has more than 20 years of legal and business experience, including creation and development of corporate law departments and management oversight of real estate, construction, risk management and human resources.

"We are delighted to welcome Joia to our team," said Hanesbrands Executive Chairman Lee A. Chaden. "Her expertise and experience are an excellent fit for Hanesbrands as a dynamic newly public company."

Prior to joining RARE Hospitality, Johnson held law positions with H.J. Russell & Company, Concessions International, Inc. and the law firm Long, Aldridge & Norman, all in Atlanta. She continues to serve on the board of directors of H.J. Russell & Company and Concessions International.

"Joia is an outstanding addition to our senior management team," said Hanesbrands Chief Executive Officer Richard A. Noll. "Her legal expertise, leadership skills and management experience will be invaluable as we continue to execute our key improvement strategies to drive growth and value."

Johnson earned her law degree from the University of Pennsylvania School of Law, her master of business administration degree from the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania, and her bachelor's degree from Duke University.

She serves on several professional and civic boards, including the board of directors and executive committee of the American Arbitration Association.

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