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Team Play at J.Jill: Two Execs Named

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J.Jill chief executive officer Linda Heasley has pumped up the senior squad at the women’s specialty retailer with two new hires. Brian Beitler has been named executive vice president, chief marketing and brand development officer, and Shelley Liebsch has been named senior vice president and chief merchandising officer. They join J.Jill in September. An official said the appointments represent new positions in the company. “Shelley and Brian bring needed expertise in marketing and merchandising as we evolve and prepare the J.Jill Brand for its next level of growth. We are pleased that Linda is building an engaged and experienced team,” said J.Jill chairman Michael Rahamim. Brian Beitler  Beitler, who has over 20 years of experience in marketing, strategy and business development, was chairman of the board for the Global Retail Marketing Association. Earlier, he was executive vice president and chief marketing officer for Lane Bryant and Catherines, which are divisions of Ascena, as well as David’s Bridal, Inc. He has also held senior marketing roles at Kohl’s, Bath & Body Works, Toys “R” Us and Mattel. Shelley Leibsch  Liebsch, a 20-year industry veteran, is experienced in product development, assortment planning and financial management. She previously was senior vice president of merchandising and design at Destination Maternity, and

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Lori Rhodes Joins OneCMG in Dubai

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Lori Rhodes has been named head of retail marketing for OneCMG, an integrated marketing agency based in Dubai. Chris Fountain, chief executive officer of OneCMG, said Rhodes will create and lead a fashion, luxury, beauty and retail business for the agency. Rhodes joins OneCMG from Al Tayer, also in Dubai, where she served as the head of marketing for the company’s retail portfolio. While there, she created an integrated and holistic cross-retail marketing communications team, directed content marketing, social media and influencer-led initiatives and developed new in-store experiences and partnerships. She was integral in launching Ounass.com, the first Bloomingdale’s store in Kuwait, and increasing the profile of brands internationally. Earlier, Rhodes was a New York-based marketing and communications executive with Lividini & Co. and Saks Fifth Avenue.

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