GE Selects John Flannery as New CEO

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General Electric (GE) has named John Flannery, current President and CEO of GE Healthcare, as new CEO of the company effective August 1, 2017. He will also become Chairman of the company on January 1, 2018. Jeff Immelt, current Chairman and CEO, will retire from the company and remain Chairman of the Board through December …

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Etsy Names New CEO

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BROOKLYN — Etsy, Inc. (NASDAQ: ETSY), which operates an online marketplace for creative entrepreneurs, has appointed Josh Silverman the new CEO of the company. Silverman succeeds Chad Dickerson, who will step down as CEO and Chair of the Board of Directors. Chad will serve in an advisory role to the Company through May 31, 2017. Fred …

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Barnes and Noble Promotes New CEO

Barnes & Noble headquarters in New York City, April 26, 2017. Photo by Jeff Zelevansky for Barnes & Noble

NEW YORK — Barnes & Noble, Inc. has promoted Demos Parneros from Chief Operating Officer to Chief Executive Officer of the bookstore chain effective immediately. Company founder Leonard Riggio will step down as CEO and remain Chairman of the Board of Directors. “It has become abundantly clear over the last five months that Demos is …

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Weight Watchers Hires Mindy Grossman as CEO

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NEW YORK — Weight Watchers International, Inc. (NYSE: WTW) has announced that Mindy Grossman is leaving the Home Shopping Network to become President and Chief Executive Officer of the company beginning in July. Shares in Weight Watchers were up 5% in after-hours trading Wednesday when the news was released. Ray Debbane, Chairman of the Weight Watchers …

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Macy’s New CEO Takes Over

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Macy’s, the nation’s largest department store chain, has a new Chief Executive Officer. Jeff Gennette was voted unanimously by Macy’s Board of Directors as the new CEO. He has been President of the company since 2014. Gennette succeeds Terry Lundgren, who will continue as Macy’s executive chairman. Macy’s operates over 700 department stores under the …

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AIG CEO Resigns

NEW YORK — American International Group (AIG) said that Peter Hancock, President and Chief Executive Officer, has informed the Board of Directors of his intention to resign. Hancock will remain as CEO of AIG until a successor has been named. The Board of Directors will conduct a comprehensive search for a successor to Mr. Hancock. …

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Ralph Lauren CEO Steps Down

NEW YORK — Ralph Lauren Corporation (NYSE:RL) announced that Stefan Larsson, President and Chief Executive Officer, will leave the Company on May 1. A search for a new Chief Executive Officer is underway. The Company said Chief Financial Officer Jane Nielsen will lead the company until a new CEO takes over. In its third quarter …

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Burson-Marsteller Appoints New President

NEW YORK — Public relations firm Burson-Marsteller has named Kevin Bell its Worldwide President, effective immediately. Since 2014, when he joined Burson-Marsteller in London, Bell has been its Global Public Affairs Practice Chair. In his new role, Bell will report directly to Don Baer, Burson-Marsteller’s Worldwide Chair and CEO. Working with Baer and other senior executives, Bell will manage …

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Viacom Appoints Bakish as CEO

NEW YORK — The Board of Directors of Viacom Inc. has named acting CEO Bob Bakish the permanent CEO and President of the company effective immediately. The company has also ended talks about a potential merger with CBS and dissolved the Special Committee that was formed to evaluate a potential transaction. Mr. Bakish has served as Acting President and Chief Executive …

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Barnard President Named New CEO of Lincoln Center

NEW YORK — Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts has chosen Barnard College President Deborah Spar as its next President and Chief Executive Officer. Spar, 53, will become the first female to lead Lincoln Center. She will call upon a unique range of expertise in business, the arts and fundraising to steer the institution forward as it builds …

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Nasdaq Promotes President as New CEO

NEW YORK — Nasdaq has promoted Adena Friedman as the company’s new Chief Executive Officer. She is currently the President and Chief Operating Officer of the company. She will also join the Board of Directors, effective January 1, 2017. After nearly 14 years leading the company as CEO, Bob Greifeld will become Chairman of the …

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Porter Novelli Hires New Executives for NY Office

NEW YORK — Porter Novelli, a public relations firm, has hired several executives for its New York office. Julie Schumacher Ciardiello has been named managing director in NY, Peter DiBart creative director and Bruce Ginsberg senior vice president, business development. Porter Novelli is part of the Omnicom Group. As managing director of Porter Novelli’s flagship NY office, Schumacher will lead teams …

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