Ellen Brothers named to Bare Escentuals board of directors


SAN FRANCISCO Bare Escentuals, a maker of mineral-based cosmetics, has appointed Ellen Brothers an independent member of its board of directors and a member of the board's nominating and corporate governance committee.

Brothers brings nearly 30 years of senior management experience, most recently as president of the American Girls Brands, a business unit of Mattel. In this role, she is responsible for the strategic vision and day-to-day operations of the organization, which includes direct marketing, experiential retail and publishing channels. 

Brothers joined American Girl in 1995 as VP catalogue marketing. She was named president of the company in 2000, succeeding founder Pleasant Rowland. Prior to American Girl, she was with Pepperidge Farm Mail Order Company for10 years, where she served as president and GM. 

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