The Daily Media: 46 Shifts to Discuss

by Kristen Heinzinger

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Brian Henke, formerly president at Jimmy Choo USA, has been named CEO at Versace USA.

Riccardo Tisci, formerly creative director at Givenchy, has left the company.

Steve Kandell, formerly executive editor at BuzzFeed, has been named site director at

Daniella Vitale, formerly COO at Barneys New York, has been named CEO.

Mark Lee, formerly CEO at Barneys New York, has been named executive chairman.

Aaron Alexander, formerly PR manager at Calvin Klein, has been named US director of public relations and communications at Versace.

Stefan Larsson, CEO at Ralph Lauren, is leaving the company on May 1.

Ed Burstell, formerly head of partnerships at HBC, has left the company.

Julie Atkinson, formerly SVP, global digital at Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, has been named SVP, global digital at Tory Burch.

Carlos Becil, formerly chief marketing officer and executive vice president of marketing at Equinox, has been named chief marketing officer at Coach.

Elisa Benson, formerly site director at, has been named to director, special projects, HMDM’s Young Women’s Network (,, and

Blake Metzger, formerly PR Coordinator at Salvatore Ferragamo, has been named PR Manager at Prada.

J.R Johnson, formerly strategist at Day One Agency, has been named director of talent at Refinery29 in the U.S.

Brendan Sullivan, formerly vice president, direct-to-consumer at VF Corp., has been named president of sportswear.

Karen Murray, formerly president of sportswear at VF Corp., has been named senior brand adviser of sportswear.

Cliff Levy, formerly assistant masthead editor overseeing digital platforms at The New York Times, has been named deputy managing editor.

Kristin Koch, formerly executive editor at, has been named site director at

Pat Parenty, formerly president of the professional products division at L’Oreal, will leave the company.

David Greenberg, formerly president of Maybelline/Garnier at L’Oreal, has been name group president of the professional products division U.S. and North America at L’Oreal.

Ikdeep Singh, formerly president of consumer products division at L’Oreal, has been named brand president of Maybelline-Garnier-Essie.

Tim Coolican, formerly deputy general manager, L’Oreal Paris USA, has been named brand president at L’Oréal Paris.

Deborah Fine, formerly CEO at Direct Brands, has been named CEO at Ritani.

Olivia Nuzzi, formerly reporter at the Daily Beast, has been named Washington correspondent at New York.

Samantha Lutz, formerly senior account supervisor at Havas Formula, has been named account director at 48 Communications.

Brooke Spanjian, formerly PR manager at Lord & Taylor, has been named account director at Kortenhaus Communications Inc.

Glenny Cruz, formerly account manager at PR Consulting, has been named senior account executive at C&M Media.

Connie Tang, formerly account manager at Halpern PR, has been named assistant PR manager at L’Oreal, essie professional and Mizani USA.

Amanda Fields, formerly senior account executive at Siren PR, has been named senior account executive at KAPLOW.



TURNER announces its representation of Linksoul.

Beach House announces its representation of Kerstin Florian and Bio Ionic Tools.

48 Communications announces its representation of Monica + Andy and Zumbini.

PR Consulting announces its representation of Tutto il Giorno.

BrandLink announces its representation of Armarium.

Purple announces its representation of Miansai.

Place PR announces its representation of Look Optic.

AZIONE PR announces its representation of Everything But Water.

Pistol PR announces its representation of Palermo.

IHPR announces its representation of Anne Sisteron Jewelry.

APA PR announces its representation of MISSION.

Di Petroff PR announces its representation of Christina Lombardi.

P+B announces its representation of Krystle Knight Jewellery.

THINK PR announces its representation of Cambiami.

HL Group announces its representation of TATCHA.

Bradbury Lewis announces its representation of Ancient Greek Sandals and The Domain Companies.

MMPR announces its representation of Speechlust.

Heather Magidsohn Consulting announces its representation of Alice McCall.


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