Comings & Goings | Jun 3, 2019 |
New executives at Workshop/APD, Moore & Giles, and more

As the temperature rises, so does the excitement for these newly-titled industry professionals. Read on to learn about the latest hires in design, manufacturing, media and more.


After more than ten years as publisher of Domino (at both the original publication and the reboot), Beth Brenner is leaving her CRO post to become a consultant for the brand. Her first stop: Sag Harbor, where she will spearhead Domino’s first stoppable showhouse in the Hamptons, a collaboration with advertisers like real-estate firm Compass.

Clinton Smith, former editor in chief of Veranda, will take over New England Home as editor in July. In his new role, he’ll oversee editorial content and strategy of the bimonthly shelter title in addition to its Esteem Media sister magazines New England Home Connecticut, New England Home Cape & Islands, Rise, and Next.

Emily Cones-Browne, who hails from New York firm Clodagh Design, is now an associate communications director at UpSpring PR. She will work with clients in architecture, design and real estate.

New York Media named Jacqueline Cinguina as its first chief marketing officer. The brand recently put up paywalls on its online verticals, including The Cut. Cinguina was previously head of sales marketing at the brand.

Magrino PR has brought on Kayla Tobey as a senior account executive in its New York office. She works with consumer, food, and wine and spirits clients, including The Gallery at 200 Lex, part of the New York Design Center.


The International Society of Furniture Designers elected a new slate of officers and directors. Tim O’Hare of Caracole will be president; Catina Roscoe, who was president for two years, is now chairman; Chase Ryan, Rebecca Goddard, Lewis Mabon, Richard Prisco, Cindy Hodnett and Jonathan Baron will serve on the board for the next three years.

New York–based design firm Sub Rosa has named Geoffrey Baldwin as executive design director.

Interior architecture firm Switzer Group has a new principal in its New York office. Sabrina Pagani, whose previous work includes the Disney Fantasy Cruise Ship, now leads projects in media, corporate, technology and academic sectors.

Culver City, California–based studio OfficeUntitled promoted Lindsay Green to fourth principal. In her new role, she will oversee some of the firm’s biggest projects, including the Cayton Children’s Museum and the AVA LA Arts District.

Lisa Jasper, formerly principal at New York PR firm VP+C Partners, will now serve as director of marketing and public relations at New York design firm Workshop/APD—bringing over 15 years of experience to the newly created role.

Ericka Moody was appointed regional vice president of Trio, a design and visual merchandising firm based in Denver. She will be based in San Diego and oversee the firm’s new West Coast office.


Effective June 14, John Edelman ends a decade-long tenure at the top of the modernist furniture retailer he bought, resurrected and sold. The departure is amicable, partly the end of a five-year agreement with Design Within Reach parent company Herman Miller (Edelman will stay on as chairman of the board at Herman Miller Consumer Group), and partly the product of a feeling that the time had come.

There was a recent shake-up in Anthropologie’s home department. Christopher Sotz is the new head of home (he was formerly senior divisional merchandise manager) and Hillary Super (formerly global brand president) is the president of global.

Ellen O’Neill, former creative director of Benjamin Moore, now serves as senior vice president of creative and visual at The Shade Store, helping manage the brand’s rapid growth on top of other strategic responsibilities.

Vitra named Melissa Shelton as its new president in the U.S. She will manage the company's home, office and retail sectors across North America.

York Wallcoverings has named Vincent Santini as its new vice president and general manager. He will manage sales and support for both residential and commercial clients.

In Las Vegas, Mary Rose Grippe of MIR Design Lab will now independently represent Moore & Giles in the Southern Nevada and Las Vegas regions. Richard Hernandez has joined the team as a full-time sales representative for the San Diego and Southern California regions. San Francisco–based Janine Peluffo will continue to focus on Northern California.

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