Ascena Retail’s David Jaffe honored with Entrepreneur of the Year Family Business Award

Suffern, N.Y. -- David Jaffe, president and CEO of Ascena Retail Group, has been named the National EY (Ernst & Young) Entrepreneur of the Year Family Business Award of Excellence winner, recognized for building a company with multiple retail brands.

“Winning the EY Entrepreneur of the Year 2013 Family Business Award of Excellence is an honor for all of us at Ascena,” said Jaffe. “This Award truly recognizes the vision we shared a decade ago, that together we could take this quiet little company, Dressbarn, and make it into something much bigger; by creating a whole new paradigm for a retail holding company.”

Ascena Retail Group is a leading retail holding company with five brands: Lane Bryant, Catherines, Maurices, Dressbarn, Justice and Brothers.

“It is the family values that my parents put into place that not only created the culture for Dressbarn and now Ascena, but guided me and our team to achieve something that a lot of people said could not be done,” Jaffe said. “I am proud of the team’s accomplishments and together we look forward to a very promising future.”

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