Avon names new Chief Communications Officer
Beauty brand Avon announced on Monday the appointment of Chris Wermann as Chief Communications Officer.
In this position, Wermann will be responsible for Corporate and Internal Communications, Corporate Social Responsibility and Sustainability, and the operational oversight of the Avon Foundation for Women. He will report to Sheri McCoy, Avon's Chief Executive Officer.
Most recently, Wermann was European director of corporate affairs for Kellogg, where he was responsible for developing and leading the corporate affairs in Europe. Prior to that, he served as director of corporate affairs for Avis Europe PLC, and as deputy director, group communications, for the Royal Bank of Scotland Group PLC.
“As we move forward through this period of transition and continue delivering on our Transformation Plan, communicating effectively is more important than ever. With his strong leadership and impressive strategic communications experience, Chris will be an invaluable addition to our management team,” says McCoy, in a news statement.
Wermann will be replacing Avon's current SVP, Corporate Relations, Cheryl Heinonen, who will be stepping down to take on a new role at Macy's as Executive Vice President of Corporate Communications. Wermann’s position will be effective January 3, 2017.
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