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Nonprofit That Received Backing From Stars Like Yara Shahidi And Issa Rae Gains Its First Black Woman CEO

Ghetto Film School (GFS) — the award-winning nonprofit created to help future storytellers by educating, uplifting, and supporting their development — is backed by some of Hollywood’s best including Issa Rae and Yara Shahidi. Now, it plans to amplify its efforts further as Montea Robinson has become the first Black woman CEO. “Whether you know how to write a script or point a camera, we’re going to put a camera in your hands and get you to shoot something with it,” she said in an exclusive interview with Variety. “You’re writing, shooting, directing all of the work…We see filmmaking as a craft that we want to teach our students, but also as a secondary education that helps them understand the agency they have over their own story.” Robinson will be responsible for increasing GFS’s reach and influence while focusing on developing and creating career opportunities for participants. In addition, Robinson plans to make GFS programs more accessible to students while strengthening...

May 20, 2022

Former Jordan Brand VP Andy Muir Tapped As Chief Financial Officer Of Kim Kardashian's Skims

Andy Muir will be sporting a new hat as Skims’ new chief financial officer. Women’s Wear Daily reports the former vice president and chief financial officer of the Jordan Brand will lead inclusivity efforts and spearhead Skims’ growth and financial agendas, as it plans to expand globally. Muir’s presence is timely, as the swimwear and innerwear company, created by Kim Kardashian and Jens Grede, is set to reach new markets, launch new categories, and open brick-and-mortar Skims stores. The advancements will be supported by a Series B funding round in January totaling $240 million. “As Skims expands globally, it’s important to me that we partner with people who resonate with international audiences,” Kardashian said, according to WWD. “As a young brand that’s still growing, we are focused on aligning ourselves with those who represent our brand mission and ethos, while having global influence.” Muir will bring forward an arsenal of skills strengthened by her time working at Nike’s...

May 20, 2022

Paula Price will join Macy's, Inc. as CFO

Starting July 9, 2018, Paula Price will serve as Macy’s, Inc. Chief Financial Officer. Price succeeds Karen Hoguet, who plans to retire at the end of the 2018 fiscal year. Before this upcoming role, Price has had 30 years of experience in finance roles, especially in retail and consumer-facing business. She currently lectures full-time at Harvard Business School in the accounting and management department. In her new role as CFO, Price will be leading finance, accounting, investor relations and internal audit functions, according to Business Wire . The role will be based in New York. After obtaining an M.B.A. in finance and strategy from the University of Chicago, a bachelor’s degree in accounting from DePaul, and being certified as a public accountant, she held roles as chief financial officer of Ahold USA, senior vice president, controller and chief accounting officer for CVS Caremark Corporation and even senior-level roles at companies such as JPMorgan Chase, Diageo, Kraft Foods...

May 31, 2018