New York City-based New Avon has appointed Lori Bush to the company’s Board of Managers, effective immediately.
Bush is experienced in both the worlds of direct selling and consumer beauty products. From October 2007 through January 2016, she served as president and CEO of Rodan + Fields. 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.
Prior to Rodan + Fields, she served as president of Nu Skin, the global personal care division of Nu Skin Enterprises and held the positions of worldwide executive director of skin care ventures at Johnson & Johnson and vice president of professional marketing for Neutrogena. She currently serves on the boards of Ruby Ribbon, Viveve, Leo Holdings and Topic Pharmaceuticals Inc.
“Lori is one of the pre-eminent experts in the direct selling industry, and we are excited to welcome her to our board,” said Scott White, CEO and member of the board of New Avon LLC. “As we work to become the No. 1 social selling company in North America, Lori will be a great advocate for our efforts to build the Avon Representative experience of the future through digital advancements and the delivery of an innovative product portfolio.”
“We are thrilled to have Lori on the board of New Avon,” said Jack Stahl, chairman of the board of New Avon LLC. “Lori brings a wealth of knowledge on how to run a successful direct selling business, as well as deep experience in the beauty and wellness space. Her forward-leaning point of view will be a great asset to our board as we continue to build and grow the Avon business in North America.”
Since her retirement from Rodan + Fields in 2016, Bush has continued her commitment to helping people live better, longer by speaking at direct selling 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 am very excited to join the board of New Avon and have long respected the company for pioneering the direct selling industry,” said Bush. “It is an incredible honor to work with the board and executive team to restore Avon to its iconic position and reach more women with the life-changing opportunity that Avon provides.”
Bush’s fellow members of the New Avon Board of Managers include Jack Stahl, chairman of the board, New Avon LLC; Chan W. Galbato, CEO, Cerberus Operations and Advisory Company, LLC; Ethan Klemperer, president, Cerberus Operations and Advisory Company, LLC; Susan Kropf, former president and chief operating officer, Avon Products Inc.; Michael Sanford, managing director and co-head of North American Private Equity, Cerberus Capital Management, L.P.; and Scott White, CEO, New Avon LLC.