IVANKA TRUMP TAPS HESS: Ivanka Trump Fine Jewelry has named Geoffrey N. Hess its president, succeeding Andrea Hansen, who left the company to spend more time with her family. Hess will work with the fine jewelry team, including vice president of sales and business development Courtney Cohen to expand the business domestically and internationally. The company also said the Ivanka Trump brand will open its first flagship in Shanghai in fall 2012.
Hess, an attorney, was a founding member of Giuliani Partners, the consulting firm headed by former New York City Mayor Rudolph W. Giuliani.
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Co-founder Ivanka Trump said, “The company’s extensive growth required a new corporate structure that we have implemented. Geoff is the right leader to manage the rapid expansion and demands of our company.”