The beauty industry is seeing a host of executives landing new spots, returning to former companies and starting new ones. Here, some of the most notable transitions.
Linda Levy is back at Macy’s, now as the department store’s Group Vice President/ Divisional Merchandise Manager, Cosmetics. Michael Dervos is retiring from the post after 15 years at Macy’s in various executive positions.
Pam Alabaster is joining
The Estée Lauder Companies to lead their global corporate responsibility practice. Pam spent the past 21 years at L’Oreal USA, most recently as SVP Sustainable Development, Corporate Communications and Public Affairs.
Julie Pinkwater and Diane Newman have founded a new company, Pinkwater Newman Sales Solutions, a consulting company. Prior to founding the new business, Julie was SVP Client Development Group, Univision Communications. Diane was most recently EVP, Group Publishing Director American Media.
Chanel’s Christine Dagousset is relocating to Paris as Executive Vice President Fragrance and Beauté.
Nordstrom’s Laurie Black has retired after 35 years at the retailer. Most recently she was Executive Vice President and General Merchandise Manager of Cosmetics at Nordstrom. She will be succeeded by Gemma Lionello, currently regional manager of Nordstrom’s Southern region.
Walmart’s Carmen Bauza is now SVP of OTC Health & Wellness. Her successor is Jody Pinson, who most recently was VP Merchandising Pet at Walmart.
CVS’s Cheryl Mahoney has been named VP, Retail Merchandising Promotion & Business Development.Her former position – VP of Beauty Care & Personal Care – has been filled by Alex Perez-Tenessa who most recently was a Partner with McKinsey & Co. advising senior executives of retail companies on change programs related to merchandising, store operations, marketing and sales, and strategy.
Mary Morgan, VP, Publisher and Chief Revenue Officer of Hearst Corp.’s Redbook is leaving the company to pursue personal interests. She is moving to Cape Cod to start her own business.