Peter Boneparth will be leaving as president and chief executive of Jones Apparel Group when his contract ends March 31, 2009. It was a mutual agreement between Boneparth and the company not to extend the contract. In other developments, Jones has given Wesley Card a new dual role. The company has re-appointed him as its chief financial officer, but he will keep his current position as chief operating officer. Card has been COO since 2002 and was CFO from 1990-2006. As he retakes the CFO post, he replaces Thimio Sotos, who resigned from the position to pursue other opportunities.