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P&G’s Jemison to retire

BY Antoinette Alexander

CINCINNATI Procter & Gamble has announced that Steven Jemison, chief legal officer, will retire in September after more than 29 years of service.

Until his retirement on Sept. 30, Jemison will serve as officer on special assignment, reporting to Bob McDonald, chairman, president and CEO.

Succeeding Jemison on Feb. 1 is Deborah Majoras, who currently is SVP and general counsel, and has been elected chief legal officer and secretary.

“Steve Jemison has been an exceptional leader and attorney throughout his career at P&G,” McDonald stated. “He has distinguished himself in labor and employment law. He’s demonstrated remarkable capability by leading in Central and Eastern Europe, the Middle East and Africa — an especially complex legal environment — and by helping to guide P&G’s Beauty business through a rapid decade of growth that included numerous acquisitions and divestitures. He worked with P&G’s board of directors as secretary during a period of significant external changes in governance and reporting. And he has led P&G’s Global Legal organization to leave an enduring legacy. His impact at P&G is significant, and he will be remembered.”

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L’Oreal Paris gets new hair care expert

BY Antoinette Alexander

NEW YORK L’Oreal Paris has announced the addition of hair expert and Internet sensation Johnny Lavoy to the company’s roster of beauty experts in the United States.

Lavoy’s recent rise to fame in the beauty industry was fueled by his “How to Get the Look” videos that appear online via Ford Models. His videos have received more than 20 million hits from all over the globe, and his fan base continues to grow.

Lavoy is a hair stylist based in Connecticut and New York City, and has worked on many national advertising and editorial campaigns. His work has appeared in Vanity Fair, InStyle, Glamour and Elle, and he has worked on fashion shows including Michael Kors, Oscar De La Renta, Diane von Furstenberg, Christian Dior, Cynthia Steffe and Gucci.

“Johnny is the perfect fit for L’Oreal Paris,” stated Karen Fondu, president of L’Oreal Paris division, L’Oreal USA.  “He has an amazing ability to interpret high fashion or red carpet hair looks, and his step-by-step approach easily teaches women how to achieve a similar look at home.  We are very excited to partner with Johnny and bring his style advice and L’Oreal Paris expertise to women across the country.”

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P&G board member Lynn Martin retires

BY Antoinette Alexander

CINCINNATI Procter & Gamble has announced the retirement of Lynn Martin from its board of directors, effective immediately.

The move, according to P&G, is in accordance with the company’s customary retirement age for directors. Martin, who has been a director since 1994, celebrated her 70th birthday last month.

“Lynn Martin has served P&G’s board with distinction for more than 15 years. We have benefited greatly from her insights, counsel and leadership,” stated Bob McDonald, P&G’s chairman of the board, president and CEO. “We will miss her and wish her continued success.”

Martin served on P&G’s Governance & Public Responsibility and Innovation & Technology committees.

Martin is a former professor at the J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University and former chair of the Council for the Advancement of Women and advisor to the firm of Deloitte & Touche for Deloitte’s internal human resources and minority advancement matters. She also served as United States secretary of labor from 1991 to 1993. Prior to her tenure as secretary of labor, she was a member of the United States House of Representatives from 1981 to 1991.

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