RUSSO PROMOTED: Carol Russo has been promoted to the role of senior vice president and general manager of sales and marketing, North America, for the Aramis and Designer Fragrances division of the Estée Lauder Cos.

Most recently, Russo was senior vice president of sales and marketing, North America, for the division.

In her new role, Russo will continue to be responsible for all North American sales and marketing initiatives for the division, including new brands Sean John and Missoni. She will oversee the Aramis and Designer Fragrances sales field, as well as applied marketing functions for the entire division. Each of the group heads, including Tom Malloy, senior vice president and national sales manager, North America; Stephanie Benedetti, vice president of marketing, North America, and Troy Puccia, executive director of sales operations, report to Russo. Russo reports to Fabrice Weber, president of the Aramis and Designer Fragrances division.

NUZZO JOINS CLAIBORNE: Debbie Nuzzo has been named national sales director of Liz Claiborne Cosmetics. She will report to Sue Hochman, the company's vice president of sales.

Nuzzo's responsibilities will include the management and further growth of Liz Claiborne's department store business for men's and women's fragrances, including the Soul by Curve, Curve, Realities, Lucky You, Spark Seduction and Liz brands, said Art Spiro, president of Liz Claiborne Cosmetics.

Most recently, Nuzzo served as a consultant for the specialty division of the Estée Lauder Cos. She has also served as senior vice president of sales for LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton's beauty business and vice president and national sales manager for L'Oréal.

PENDER TO ANTHONY: Liz Pender has been named senior director of public relations, North America, for hair care brand Marc Anthony. Pender will report directly to Marc Anthony, who owns the hair care brand and eponymous Toronto-based salon.

Pender began her career as an assistant at Revlon in 1990. Most recently, she served as senior director of public relations for YSL Beauté, where she handled the Yves Saint Laurent, Oscar de la Renta, Stella McCartney, Alexander McQueen, Boucheron, Van Cleef & Arpels, Ermenegildo Zegna, Roger & Gallet and Fendi beauty brands.Anthony's True Professional hair care product range consists of 40 products broken down into seven targeted lines: Simply Straight, Strictly Curls, Instantly Thick, Forever Long, Rich Reds, Brilliant Blondes and Be Brunette. The collections are available in more than 26,000 stores in North America, including CVS, Duane Reade, Eckerd, Rite Aid, Walgreens and Target.

ALECHMAN JOINS ORIGINS: Monroe Alechman has been named senior vice president/creative director for the Estée Lauder Cos.-owned Origins Natural Resources, a position formerly held by the brand's founding creative director Anelle Miller. Alechman will report directly to Daria Myers, president of the brand. Alechman has been with the Estée Lauder Cos. for over 26 years; most recently he held the position of senior vice president of global merchandising for Origins. "Monroe's vast experience and talent in the areas of visual merchandising, package design and brand imaging will prove invaluable as he leads the Origins creative team," stated Myers. "We look forward to his contribution to strengthen our overall brand image and generate excitement and newness."

LUSH HIRES PATRIZIO: Robert Patrizio has been named chief financial officer of bath and body brand Lush. Most recently, Patrizio was vice president of finance at Nature's Path Food Inc., an organic cereals manufacturer. "[Patrizio's] experience is just what Lush needs to help achieve the brand's aggressive expansion plans," according to the company, which plans to open 160 stores in the U.S. by 2008.

PUR APPOINTMENT: Atlanta-based makeup, skin, and body care line Pur Minerals has appointed Jennifer Taylor as director of retail business development. Taylor will lead the Pur Minerals sales team and work on strengthening partnerships with the brand's current channels of distribution as well as forging new relationships with retailers, according to the company. Taylor was previously the global sales director for Urban Decay and Hard Candy. "We could not be more excited to have Jennifer join our team," stated Pur Minerals president Joli Baker. "She brings an unprecedented amount of insight and experience and is exactly what our brand needs as it continues to expand and grow."

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