By Francesca Mainella | Impressionist
New York, United States – The Impression compiles the most important professional moves of the week.


BRANDS & RETAILERS

bold moves feb 1-15.001Gap Parts Ways with Rebekka Bay
EVP and Creative Director of Gap, Rebekka Bay, has left the company. Her postion with the firm has been eliminated. Bay joined the San Francisco based retailer in 2012 after her successful launching of COS, H&M upscale label.

Scott Key named SVP & GM of Customer Service at Gap
Gap veteran, Scott Key, who previously held roles of SVP Marketing and for Gap and Athleta has been appointed SVP & GM of Customer Service for Gap. Key will oversee a newly combined e-commerce and marketing organization, charged with driving a connection across customer touch-points globally.

MyTheresa.com appoints Michael Kliger as President
Neiman Marcus Group has named Michael Kliger as their new President for the online retailer. Kliger, former Vice President of Ebay Enterprises for Europe and Asia Pacific, will assume duties on March 1.

Dr. Thomas Mueller, previously Managing Director of MyTheresa, has stepped down.

James S. Scully joins Avon as EVP, CFO
After nine years with J. Crew where he held the role of COO, James S. Scully has left to join global beauty company Avon as CFO. The move follows on the heels of former J. Crew CFO, Stuart Haselden, leaving the retailer to join Lululemon.

Under Armour
 appoints Peter Ruppeas new SVP of Footwear
After 25 years with varying roles at Nike, including Vice President, Peter Ruppe has been named as Under Armour’s SVP of footwear. Ruppe succeeds previous SVP of footwear Gene McCarthy, who left the firm in 2013. Kip Fulks, COO, will continue to oversee Under Armour’s footwear segment.

Toni Ruiz named Mango’s New CFO
Toni Ruiz, who was previously financial manager for French retailer Leroy Merlin, has been appointed CFO for Spanish retailer Mango. Ruinz will partner with COO and Strategy Officer, Carlos Costa , to fulfill the responsibilities of previous CEO Enric Casa. Casa has left but will continue to sit on the board.

James Schuck, previously PR Manager at John Varvatos, is now VIP Relations Manager at David Yurman.

Jonathan Victor, previously Account Executive at Camuto Group, is now VP of International Sales and Licensing at Aerosoles.

Fredrik Skärheden, previously Head of Communications and Regulatory Affairs Director at PostkodLotteriet, is now head of Global PR at Gant.

Liz White, previously VP and General Manager at People, is now Head of Strategy and Business Development at Poshly.

Kate Jacobsen, previously Senior Fashion Associate at Tractenberg & Co., is now PR and Brand Marketing Associate at Ideel.

Allison Walsh, previously Account Executive at Paul Wilmot Communications, is now U.S. PR Manager at Charlotte Olympia.


MEDIA

bold moves feb 1-15.002Ariel Foxman Promoted at Time Inc.
Editor-in-Chief of InStyle Magazine, Ariel Foxman, been promoted to the role of Editorial Director, overseeing both InStyle and People StyleWatch. Foxman will retain his Editor-in-Chief title. People StyleWatch Founding Editor, Susan Kaufman, has been dismissed. Foxman will name her replacement. Publisher of InStyle, Nina Lawrence, will oversee both titles.

Michelle Lee, currently Editor-in-Chief at NYLON, has also been named Head of Brand Strategy at the publication.

Lynette Pone McIntyre, previously Senior Market Editor at Lucky, is now Market Director at the publication.

Noelle Sciacca, previously Market Editor at Lucky, is now Senior Associate Market Editor at the publication.

Aeriel Brown, previously Senior Associate Photo Editor at Entertainment Weekly, is now Deputy Photography Director at Harper’s Bazaar.

Julia Fry, previously Associate Publisher at Condé Nast Traveler, is now Associate Publisher of Advertising at O, The Oprah Magazine.

Maureen Mooney, previously Associate Publisher at O, The Oprah Magazine, is now National Director of Sales and Business Development at the publication.

Betsy Fischer Martin, previously Senior Executive Producer and Managing Editor of politics at NBC News, is now Contributing Editor at More.

Mariana Tuma, previously Senior Art Director at Cosmopolitan, is now Art Director at Good Housekeeping.


PUBLIC RELATIONS

Laura Bierbaum, previously SVP at Behrman Communications, is now Managing Director at the company.

Claudia Lucas, previously Director of Merchandising for Beauty at QVC, is now EVP of Business Development at Behrman Communications.

Randee Braham, previously Associate VP of Hospitality and Lifestyle at Shadow PR, is now Associate VP of Hospitality and Lifestyle at Shadowest, the agency’s West Coast office.

Ali Karsch, previously VP at DCB PR, is now VP of Consumer Goods at Brandlink Communications.

Marco D’Angelo, previously Communications Manager at Bottega Veneta, is now Account Director at HL Group.

Jane Son, previously Fashion Account Manager at Krupp Group, is now Fashion Account Director at the company.

Michael Mandola, previously freelance, is now Fashion Director at MHA Media.

Brian Vaughan, previously Senior Account Executive at Shadow PR, is now Account Manager at the company.

Marissa Lerner, previously Celebrity Relations Manager at Think PR, is now PR Manager at MHA Media.

Velvet White, previously Account Coordinator at MHA Media, is now PR Account Executive at the company.


REPRESENTATION

Jennifer Bett Communications announces its representation of David Kind Eyewear and Reem Acra.

PMK BMC announces its representation of VFILES.

Negri Firman announces its representation of Asaf Ganot for New York Fashion Week

Agentry PR announces its representation of FiveFour.

Couri Hay Creative Public Relations announces its representation of Sofia Crokos.

Shadow PR announces its representation of Gymboree, Janie & Jack, Crazy 8, and King of Harts by Melissa Joan Hart.


Michele Marie PR announces its representation of Ripley Rader.

Krupp Group announces its representation of Monica Vinader for VIP services.

The Collective Communications announces its representation of Good Daughter Jewelry.

5WPR announces its representation of eDressMe.