Vertis Communications Appoints President of Direct Marketing
Vertis Communications, the premier provider of advertising and marketing solutions, appointed Charles Miotke to president, direct marketing.
Miotke joins Vertis Communications after 19 years of senior leadership roles at Quebecor World. Previously, he served as president of several business segments and targeted publications, including the direct mail, premedia and U.S. magazine groups. He was also executive VP for the book services group, and most recently served as VP, global manufacturing. Prior to his time at Quebecor, Miotke was at Brown Printing Co. for more than 10 years.
Report: eBay’s Whitman to Retire
New York City Meg Whitman, CEO for San Jose, Calif.-based eBay Inc., is preparing to retire and may announce her departure within weeks, according to a report in The Wall Street Journal.
The report, which quoted sources familiar with the situation, said that Whitman recently began delegating more daily responsibilities and was completing succession plans. John Donahoe, president of eBay’s auction business unit, is reportedly the leading candidate to succeed Whitman, the report said. eBay did not comment on the matter.
Whitman, one of the country’s most high-profile executives, joined eBay 10 years ago. At that time, she said no chief executive should stay in their position for more than a decade for the benefit of the executive and the company.
Despite the company’s slower growth recently, eBay has grown into one of the Internet’s most visited sites under Whitman’s leadership.
eBay will announce fourth-quarter results on Wednesday.
Gap’s Chief Legal Officer Resigns
San Francisco, Calif., Gap Inc. said Tuesday that its chief legal and administrative officer, Lauri Shanahan, plans to leave the company, effective March 31.
Shanahan has been with the specialty apparel retailer since 1992. During her tenure, she held various positions and increased her responsibilities within a variety of areas, including real estate, social responsibility, government affairs and public policy, loss prevention and The Gap Foundation.
She became general counsel in 1998 and corporate secretary in 2000.