Kevin C. O'Malley serves as SVP, Publisher, and Chief Revenue Officer of ELLE, the world's largest fashion magazine, which reaches 21 million readers every month worldwide. In its first full year at Hearst, ELLE posted record-breaking gains in ad revenue and total pages; the September 2012 issue of ELLE was the single-largest issue ever published by Hearst.
Before joining ELLE, O'Malley had served as VP, Publisher and Chief Revenue Officer of Esquire, which he joined in 2003. Under his leadership, Esquire developed several successful brand extensions and digital innovations, including the first-ever electronic magazine cover in 2008, interactive cover treatments and augmented reality in 2009, a furniture line which launched in 2011, and the Esquire Signature Space program. He was named "Publishing Innovator of the Year" by Publishing Executive Magazine and "Sales Executive of the Year" and one of Media's "Most Intriguing People" by Media Industry Newsletter.
Prior to joining Esquire, O'Malley was President of Emap USA's Sports Division, where, from August 2000 to February 2003, he oversaw a number of men's sports-focused publications. Prior to that, he served as Vice President and Publisher of Men's Journal, where he helped transition the title from a sports-and-fitness publication into a men's general interest magazine. Previously, he was Associate Publisher at Rolling Stone. O'Malley started his career in publishing at Hearst Magazines in 1987, holding various positions at Esquire and new magazine development.
An avid recreational athlete, O'Malley is married and has four sons. He and his family reside in Rye, NY.
Robbie Myers was named editor in chief of ELLE in May 2000. During her tenure, ELLE has experienced unprecedented success while maintaining its reputation as the best in fashion, beauty, culture, arts, journalism and photography, all delivered with style and substance. Myers is responsible for content creation across all brand platforms including ELLE, ELLE.com and the ELLE iPad App. Under Myers' editorial leadership, branded content is read by eight million consumers monthly. A testament to the brand's vitality and continued editorial relevance, ELLE's audience has grown +8% over the past five years. ELLE has received numerous accolades during Myers' tenure including being named to Adweek's Hot List and Brand Leaders List. In addition, Forbes added Myers to its list of Most Powerful U.S. Fashion Magazine Editors, after Gotham dubbed Myers a Media Power Player.
Myers came to ELLE from Mirabella, where she had been editor in chief since April 1998. Mirabella received a National Magazine Award nomination for Essays and Criticism soon after Myers' appointment. Prior to joining Mirabella, she was a senior articles editor at ELLE; a senior editor at InStyle, where she worked on the start-up of the successful Time Inc. launch; and editor in chief of Tell, the first joint venture between a television network (NBC) and a magazine company. She was managing editor at Seventeen, promoted twice from articles editor. She also worked at Interview for Andy Warhol and began her career at Rolling Stone. She was honored by Laboratory Institute of Merchandising for her contribution to the Business of Fashion and has received two ACE Awards and three ASME nominations over her career.
Myers lives in Manhattan with her husband and two children.
Alex Gonzalez was named Creative Director of ELLE in May 2014. He works alongside ELLE Editor-in-Chief Robbie Myers and is responsible for the overall visual aesthetic of the brand. “It goes without saying that Alex is an incredible talent,” Myers said. “His depth of experience and creative vision will be a true asset as we continue to innovate and evolve the ELLE look. ELLE has always captured that which is current and evoked emotion through the bold visual representation of how fashion, beauty and culture intersect, and Alex has an innate understanding of that vision.”
Gonzalez moved to ELLE from within the Hearst Corporation. He was previously the artistic director of Marie Claire, a position he held starting in November 2012. In September 2013, he was named executive artistic director of Town & Country, a position he still retains. “Alex has the skill and imagination to communicate the unique essence of a brand through design,” stated David Carey, president of Hearst Magazines.
In his career, Gonzalez played a key role in the success of several publications. In February 2011, he was named creative director at W. The magazine was re-launched under his direction and has since had a remarkable growth in sales. He has prior experience as creative director at GQ and Mirabella, and was also responsible for re-launching German Vogue, Manner Vogue and L’Uomo Vogue. Previously, Gonzalez was the creative director at Flair Magazine, where he worked with the Mondadori Group to redesign and re-launch the title, ultimately turning it into the second-best-selling fashion publication in Italy.
Gonzalez’s visual and strategic talents extend to advertising, where he translates the heritage of classic brands to modern consumers. He is the co-founder and executive creative director of the branding advertising agency AR New York, which he established in 1996. He has created iconic campaigns for an impressive array of clients, including Escada, Salvatore Ferragamo, Givenchy, Lanvin, Narciso Rodriguez, Valentino and Versace, to name a few.
Gonzalez is well traveled and fluent in both Italian and Spanish. As a proud Cuban-American, Alex also serves on the board of El Museo del Barrio, New York’s leading Latino cultural institution. Here, he has been responsible for raising the profile of the museum and its activities through El Museo’s annual fundraising gala – a typically star-studded event dedicated to honoring those Latin Americans that have made an extraordinary contribution to the arts. Gonzalez is based in New York.
Lori Goldstein has held the title of fashion editor at large since December 2012.
Goldstein, owner of Lori Goldstein, LLC, and one of the most iconic fashion stylists of our time, joins ELLE with over twenty years' experience in the fashion world. From collaborations with famed photographers Annie Leibovitz for Vanity Fair and Steven Meisel for Vogue Italia to styling for noted designers Donatella Versace and Vera Wang, Goldstein brings a distinct point of view that has become her aesthetic signature. Most recently, Goldstein launched LOGO by Lori Goldstein, an exclusive collection for QVC.
Samira Nasr was named fashion director of ELLE in January 2013. Previously, she served as style director at In Style since September 2011.
Prior to joining In Style, Nasr was a sought after freelance stylist who worked with Harper's Bazaar, Vogue Japan, and Vogue China. She was also a frequent contributor to ELLE. In addition to working with some of fashion's top publications, Nasr has styled campaigns for several prestigious brands including Banana Republic, Laura Mercier, Tory Burch, Express, Estee Lauder, Clarins, Tiffany & Co and L'Oreal. Nasr began her career as a market assistant at American Vogue, before working alongside creative director Grace Coddington for three years.
Anne Slowey has been writing about the people, places and diverse ideas that drive the world of fashion since 1989. She was named Fashion News Director of ELLE in 1998, and has spent her tenure at the magazine pushing the boundaries of traditional fashion reporting.
In the fall of 2008, Slowey was featured on the CW's Stylista, a reality series where hopeful fashion enthusiasts vie for a coveted editorial position at ELLE. Slowey has made countless appearances as a fashion expert on ABC's Good Morning America, NBC's TODAY show and MTV's The City. Slowey was also a former judge on Project Runway. She previously worked as an editor at W and Vogue.
Emily Dougherty has covered the beauty industry as a writer and editor for more than thirteen years. She has been Deputy Editor of Nylon, Beauty Editor at Harper's Bazaar and held the position of Senior Editor at ELLE before being promoted to Beauty/Fitness Director in 2003.
Her mission is to balance style and service in a cohesive package that delivers the latest trends, products, and procedures beforeâ€"and better thanâ€"the competition.
A beauty aficionado from a young age, Dougherty still owns the first lipstick she ever bought (EstÃ©e Lauder Frosted Apricot, circa 1980) and is on an eternal quest for the perfect undereye concealer.
Maria Duenas Jacobs joined ELLE as Accessories Director in May 2013. Duenas Jacobs came to ELLE from Glamour where she spent 7 years and most recently held the title of Senior Accessories Director.
Prior to joining Glamour in 2006, Duenas Jacobs dabbled beyond editorial including stints at PR Consulting and Proenza Schouler. She has been involved in the fashion world since college, when she worked as a Freelance Stylist. Duenas Jacobs is based in New York.
Joann Pailey was named Market Director of ELLE magazine in April of 2008. In this role, her duties include: generating story ideas, editing the French and American markets for fashion well and front of book stories, and editing the monthly shopping guide, ELLEShops.
Pailey came to ELLE in 2000 from Harper's Bazaar as a fashion assistant, eventually becoming the assistant to fashion director Nina Garcia in 2002. In this position, she helped cover the french market, organized ElleShops, and served as the liaison between the fashion and art departments. Prior to being named market director, she was the market editor.