New York City-based New Avon LLC recently announced that Lori Bush has been appointed chairwoman of the company’s Board of Managers, effective immediately. She succeeds Jack Stahl, who has served as chairman since June 2016.
“The Board of Managers and I look forward to working with Lori in this expanded capacity and are confident that she will be a strong partner to Chief Executive Officer Scott White in driving New Avon’s strategic growth agenda,” said Chan Galbato, chief executive officer of Cerberus Operations and Advisory Company, LLC, and member of New Avon Board of Managers. “Lori shares our strong belief in New Avon’s potential, and brings the visionary leadership required for this next stage of the company’s journey.”
Bush served as president and CEO of Rodan + Fields from October 2007 through January 2016. During her tenure, the company re-launched under a social commerce model that grew to become a billion-dollar business and one of the largest skincare brands in the U.S. Bush has been an advocate for women’s quality of life, speaking at industry and academic events and writing a number of papers dealing with health, beauty and women’s leadership. She co-authored the bestselling beauty and wellness book, Write Your Skin a Prescription for Change.
“I’m honored to take on the chairwoman role at this iconic brand at a time when the social commerce channel is rapidly transforming to become more relevant than ever,” said Bush. “I am excited to work with the New Avon Board and Leadership Team to positively impact the lives of our Avon Representatives and their customers. I believe the success of Avon will strengthen the channel, and importantly, strengthen the opportunity for the millions of direct sellers across hundreds of companies in the U.S. who depend on the sharing economy for their livelihoods.”