|[March 24, 2014]
Vince Camuto, CEO and Chief Creative Officer of Camuto Group to be Honored as 2014 "Father of the Year"
NEW YORK --(Business Wire)--
The National Father's Day Council announced today that Vince Camuto, CEO
and Chief Creative Officer of Camuto Group, has been named a 2014
"Father of the Year" Honoree. The award will be presented at the 73rd
Annual Father of the Year Awards luncheon in New York City on Wednesday,
June 4, 2014, with proceeds benefitting Save the Children's U.S.
Programs. For tickets and sponsorship information, please contact the
Council office at 212-594-5977 or www.fathersdaycouncil.org.
Mr. Camuto founded Camuto Group in 2001 and launched his eponymous
footwear line in 2005. Today, the namesake brand includes 30 sportswear
and lifestyle categories including dresses, handbags, jewelry, swimwear,
fragrance and menswear. Camuto Group also owns the master license for
the Jessica Simpson brand, which is now a billion-dollar business
globally. In 2006, Camuto Group partnered with Tory Burch to launch her
footwear collection. Additional key partners include Sanctuary Clothing,
Lucky Brand Jeans and BCBG.
In 2012, Mr. Camuto launched VC Signature Vince Camuto, an accessible
luxury collection of classic shoes and handbags, and Two By Vince
Camuto, an elevated take on laid-back dressing. In 2013, the company
debuted Vince Camuto Men, a men's lifestyle brand, and Louise et Cie, an
accessories collection designed by Louise Camuto.
As the first ever footwear Business Service Network (BSN) Corporate
Affiliate Member to partner with the Council of Fashion Designers of
America (CFDA), Camuto Group helped mentor CFDA membes and aided them
in the creation of strategic alliances with high profile businesses. In
2012, Mr. Camuto was inducted into the CFDA, and received the ACE
"Visionary" Award. The following year he was recognized by Nordstrom as
a "Partner in Excellence", and received the prestigious Footwear News
Lifetime Achievement Award.
An avid believer in philanthropy, Mr. Camuto concentrates his efforts on
charities that benefit children and families, including Ronald McDonald
House, St. Jude Children's Hospital, Leukemia Society of America and The
Domestic Abuse Awareness Foundation. Additionally, he supports breast
cancer research through FFANY Shoes on Sale and serves on the board of
Mr. Camuto has five children and lives in Connecticut with his youngest
son and wife, Louise Camuto, Creative Director of the Vince Camuto brand.
"Vince is a true retail icon who serves as an inspiration and role model
for balancing his outstanding career, commitment to philanthropy and
devotion to family," said Dan Orwig, President of The National Father's
Day/Mother's Day Council, and VP, Group Director Men's Division Itochu
Prominent. "We are thrilled to honor Vince as a 2014 'Father of the
The 2014 Father of the Year Awards luncheon will take place at the New
York Hilton Hotel, June 4th at 12:00 p.m.
As part of its commitment to support meaningful philanthropies dealing
with issues affecting mothers, fathers and children, the National
Father's Day/Mother's Day Council, Inc. has donated more than $33
million to date to meaningful charities nationwide.
About The National Father's Day Council
The National Father's Day Committee is part of the Father's Day/Mother's
Day Council, Inc., a non-profit association that has as its mission the
recognition and awarding of honors to role model contemporary Fathers
and Mothers, while at the same time contributing to issues affecting the
life and well-being of men, women and families. Past honorees have
included Presidents Dwight D. Eisenhower, John F. Kennedy and Ronald
Reagan, Generals Douglas MacArthur, Colin Powell and Norman Schwarzkopf,
sports notables Shaquille O'Neal, George Forman and Steve Young, and
communications leaders Tim Russert and Brian Williams (News - Alert). To learn more
about The National Father's Day Council, visit our website at www.fathersdaycouncil.org.
About Save the Children's U.S. Programs
Save the Children's U.S. Programs works to break the cycle of poverty
and improve the lives of children by ensuring they have the resources
they need - like access to a quality education, healthy foods and
opportunities to learn and grow in a nurturing environment. Save the
Children's early childhood education, literacy, physical activity and
nutrition and emergency response programs reached more than 240,000
children in the United States last year alone. For more information
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