People on the move … March 17
Drug Store News has rounded up all the retail pharmacy, beauty and wellness comings and goings to help keep you informed. Here are this week’s announcements.
Maria Dempsey named CEO of Love Wellness
Love Wellness, the women's wellness company founded by Lauren Bosworth, announced the appointment of Maria Dempsey as CEO.
Having held senior-level positions at Nest New York, Lancôme, John Frieda and Clarins, Dempsey brings more than 30 years of experience and a proven track record of executive and organizational leadership, strategic brand vision, product innovation and retail and digital successes to Love Wellness, the company said
"I am thrilled to welcome an exceptional leader like Maria to guide our team through the next phase of hyper-growth mode at Love Wellness," said Bosworth. "My goal has always been to make the brand as accessible as possible for women and as our team and business grows Maria is poised to help me realize my dreams for this category and company."
As CEO Dempsey will build upon the company's foundation in women's wellness to deliver exceptional innovation in personal care, the company said, adding that Bosworth will remain as founder and step into a new role as chairwoman of the board, where she will oversee the execution of brand marketing, product development and retail strategy.
"I am so impressed with what Lauren and her team have built and I am energized by the Love Wellness community," said Dempsey. "I feel so fortunate to have the opportunity to help guide and grow this amazing company and team at a pivotal point in time. We have a meaningful opportunity to develop additional product categories, increase our digital presence and expand our retail footprint."