LOS ANGELES Stila, a color cosmetics brand, has promoted Deanna Kangas as president and chief executive officer.
Kangas, who previously served as chief marketing officer, succeeds Ken Ude who served Stila in its senior executive role since July 2007.
Kangas, who has served in the chief marketing officer role since January 2008, previously co-owned and managed Strategic Growth Consulting, a marketing and consulting firm, as well Swingtime Designs, a fashion and accessories manufacturing company, from 2005 to 2007. Before that, she was general manager of the Barbie Collector division with Mattel and vice president of marketing and public relations with Gloss.com.
Her sales and marketing background includes developing and launching several noteworthy beauty and fragrance brands such as Michael Jordan Cologne and the Bath & Body Works fragrance division.