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comings & goings
Comings & Goings: Design professionals on the move
Jul 29, 2015

Keep your eye on the revolving door as design professionals make moves within the buzzing industry. Discover who’s who, and who’s where, with our monthly roundup of the latest comings and goings.

Manufacturing/Retail 
Meeghan Truelove has joined Schumacher from Hearst Design Group, where she was articles editor.

Bobby Contini has joined LV Wood. He was previously vice president of sales and marketing at John Boone and he served as Vice President Design Center Division at Cohen Brothers Realty for almost eight years prior to that.

Oscar Burgos has joined Garrett Leather as showroom manager in New York City.

Frank Rinker has been appointed as Director of Sales at J NELSON Florida and J NELSON Atlanta, respectively. He will take on the roles on August 17. Rinker has worked at Holly Hunt, Nancy Corzine, and with the Dessin Fournir range of lines, Dakota Jackson, Cameron Collection, Christian Liagre, Rose Tarlow, Dennis & Leen and Formations, among others.

Benjamin Paciello is the new general manager of Armani Casa. He was previously at Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams as operations manager.

Lapicida has welcomed Dewi Meredith-Jones as head of visual merchandising and brand. Meredith-Jones has former experience working for Polo Ralph Lauren, Thomas Pink, Links of London and DeBeers Diamond Jewelers.

Colette Sabins is the new U.S. marketing & PR coordinator at The Rug Company. She was previously account manager at HL Group.

Nick Fichte has been appointed to the Residential Business Development team for EMEA at Creston UK. He will be working from Creston’s London showroom, located in the Design Centre at Chelsea Harbour.

Leo Mascotte is creative director at Dempsey & Carroll, filling a newly established role at the company. Mascotte's began his career at Gluckman Mayner Architects, followed by work at Aero Studios with Thomas O’Brien before joining Kate Spade as design director of Home Collections. Mascotte also worked at the Estée Lauder Companies as vice president of packaging and store design of Estée Lauder and as vice president of creative of La Mer.

Media/PR
Architectural Digest has announced a number of new hires and promotions: Sam Cochran, formerly senior editor, has been named features editor, where he'll oversee the arts, culture and news coverage for the magazine across all platforms. Also at AD, Leslie Anne Wiggins, formerly assistant editor, has been promoted to associate editor; Nick Mafi, formerly editorial coordinator, has been promoted to associate editor, digital; Geoffrey Montes has been hired as assistant editor; and Megan Spengler has been hired as art assistant.

Ellie Somerville McNevin, formerly an editor with Luxe, Hearst and Lonny, founded Gray & Co., a PR firm in Charleston, SC.

Etosha Moh has joined Bollare in Los Angeles, where she is now serving as associate lifestyle director. Moh was previously senior director with HL Group.

Jennifer Brough and Nick Lowry have joined the public relations team at White Good.

Kate Sangervasi, formerly of Susan Becher & Associates, is now account director at HL Group, where she is working on the home and design team with AERIN, Madura, The Shade Store and Urban Electric Co.

Other
Ambra Medda, who co-founded DesignMiami/ and is creator of the online collectible design platform L’ArcoBaleno, has been appointed Christie's global creative director for its 20/21 Design Department.

Sara Lyke stepped down as executive director for WithIt after 13 years. Mona Delia, formerly the marketing director of High Point Market Authority, has been elected by the board of directors to serve as the interim executive director while the organization conducts a formal search for an executive director.

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