Estée Lauder names new VP corporate global communications
NEW YORK — The Estée Lauder Cos. have named Christopher C. Giglio as VP corporate global communications. He will report to Alexandra C. Trower, EVP global communications.
Giglio will play a key role in ensuring proactive, globally aligned and locally relevant corporate communications, including media relations, internal and external communications, and executive communications for the Estée Lauder Cos. He will join Trower as a close partner with investor relations to help drive strategic financial communications, and liaise with the brand communications teams to help strengthen the company’s corporate reputation.
“Chris brings a unique balance of global business acumen and communications expertise. I am thrilled to welcome him to our company. With his proven leadership in strategic communications and reputation management, he will play a key role in delivering the company’s long-term growth strategy by elevating and protecting the reputation of The Estée Lauder Companies and its portfolio of prestige beauty brands globally,” Trower said.
“I am excited and honored to join the Estée Lauder Companies — a company known for its rich history and strong values, and a leader in the prestige beauty industry. I look forward to working with the talented global communications team and the business leaders across the company, as well as fostering even greater communications opportunities and efforts to further benefit the company,” Giglio said.
Giglio has more than 25 years of experience, most recently serving as EVP of the corporate and crisis communications practice at HL Group, a marketing and communications firm servicing corporate, consumer, fashion and lifestyle clients. During his tenure with HL Group, Giglio provided strategic executive and corporate positioning for its clients and established the firm’s crisis communications practice while significantly growing the firm’s client base globally.
Prior to joining HL Group, Giglio held senior positions in the fields of crisis management, journalism and communications. He was a director at Kroll Associates, a leading crisis management and investigations firm, working with teams that provided their diverse client base with complex strategies and business intelligence. During his time at Kroll, Giglio was based in Hong Kong for several years and worked extensively in the Middle East. He left Kroll to join NBC News and became an investigative producer on “Dateline.” At NBC, he specialized in investigative stories, breaking news and political reporting. Following his tenure at NBC, he joined Rubenstein Associates and worked closely with the firm’s founder, Howard Rubenstein, advising attorneys, executives and high profile individuals on media relations, corporate positioning and issues management.
Anoro Ellipta now available in retail pharmacies
LONDON — GlaxoSmithKline and Theravance on Monday announced that Anoro Ellipta (umeclidinium and vilanterol inhalation powder), a once-daily that combines two long-acting bronchodilators in a single inhaler, is now available in retail pharmacies in the United States.
Anoro Ellipta is used for long-term maintenance treatment of airflow obstruction in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. It is not indicated for the relief of acute bronchospasm or the treatment of asthma. The FDA-approved strength is umeclidinium/vilanterol 62.5/25-mcg.
“We understand that COPD is a progressive disease affecting an estimated 27 million people in the U.S. alone,” said Jorge Bartolome, SVP of the GSK respiratory business unit in the United States. “Anoro Ellipta is an important treatment option for appropriate patients with COPD, and we are proud to make it available in the U.S.”
The FDA approved Anoro Ellipta on Dec. 18, 2013.
Whole Foods partners with Solid Ground to fight hunger
AUSTIN, TX — Whole Foods Market made a $46,784 donation to Solid Ground, a Seattle-based organization with a mission to build a community to end poverty. Throughout 2013, shoppers who visited any of the six Seattle-area Whole Foods Market stores had an opportunity to participate in the Bag Hunger program, with a cash donation to Solid Ground at the checkout registers.
Solid Ground will direct the funds to support its Cooking Matters program. Classes offered in more than 65 locations throughout Greater Seattle and Washington State focus on educating low-income individuals on healthy cooking skills, general nutrition education and budgeting.
"Whole Foods Market has worked in partnership with Solid Ground for more than six years and we love the opportunity to share this organization’s great work with our shoppers," said Joe Rogoff, regional president at Whole Foods Market Pacific Northwest. "As a company, we want to find ways to create greater access to healthy eating education, and we appreciate the work Solid Ground does every day to make this a reality."
"We are grateful for this donation from Whole Foods Market and its compassionate community of shoppers. It is an investment that will help improve nutrition among vulnerable people, thereby addressing an important aspect of poverty in our community," said Gordon McHenry Jr., president and CEO of Solid Ground.
Founded in 1980 in Austin, Texas, Whole Foods Market has more than 325 stores in the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom.