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[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 Wish-And-A-Smile.

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 Year'."

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 visit www.savethechildren.org/usa.


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