HanesBrands general counsel to retire

Nov 13, 2020
Joia Johnson joined company in 2007

Joia Johnson, chief administrative officer, general counsel and corporate secretary of Winston-Salem, North Carolina-based HanesBrands, plans to retire, effective May 2021.

HanesBrands is conducting an internal and external search for her replacement, according to the company.

Johnson joined NYSE-listed HanesBrands as chief legal officer, general counsel and corporate secretary in 2007. She took up her present role in 2016, and has responsibility for legal, CSR, government affairs, real estate and human resources.

From May 2000 until January 2007, Johnson was executive vice president, general counsel and corporate secretary of RARE Hospitality International, an owner, operator and franchisor of national chain restaurants that was acquired by Darden Restaurants in October 2007.

She also serves on the board of directors of Crawford & Company, an independent provider of claims management solutions to the risk management and insurance industry.

‘Joia has influenced every aspect of HanesBrands as we expanded our global footprint and built our portfolio of brands. She helped lead the company through numerous global acquisitions, legal issues and regulatory matters,’ CEO Steve Bratspies says in a statement.

‘Among other things, Joia has led the company’s social responsibility efforts and been a very effective adviser to the board of directors. On behalf of the entire company, I want to thank her for her countless contributions to HanesBrands and wish her all the best in the future.’

HanesBrands sells innerwear and activewear apparel globally under brands such as Hanes, Champion, Bonds, Maidenform, Playtex and Wonderbra.


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