Specialty apparel retailer J.Crew Group, Inc. has elected Stephen Squeri to its Board of Directors, effective September 15, 2010. Squeri, 51, is group president of global services and chief information officer of the American Express Company. Squeri, who joined American Express in 1985, has held various senior posts since, including executive vice president and chief information officer from 2005 to 2009, president of the Global Commercial Card division from 2002 to 2005, and president of Establishment Services Canada and the United States from 2000 to 2001. "We are pleased to welcome Steve to our Board. His experience with information technology and international business makes him a great fit for our Board of Directors and for J. Crew," said Millard Drexler, J.Crew Chairman and CEO.