Gift for Life Leadership Changes, Board Expands

NEW YORK-Gift for Life, the gift, stationery and home decor industries' leading charitable organization, has named a new chairperson and vice chair to the board, which has also added four industry veterans.

Previously vice chair, Leslie Nathan-Street is now chairperson. With more than 20 years in the gift and home business, Nathan-Street was most recently president of the Gift and Home Channel and prior to that served as senior vice president at George Little Management.

Joining Nathan-Street on the board is Stu Teller, who was elected vice chair. A managing partner of Right Angle Strategies, a new business development services company, Teller has more than 30 years of experience in the gift, home decor, and collegiate industries,

including senior executive positions with OneCoast and Madco.

In addition, joining the board are: Dorothy Creamer, editor-in-chief of Greetings etc. magazine; George Kacic, vice president of sales and marketing for Ganz, a leading manufacturer and distributor of gift, candle, personal care, plush and home decor products; Suzanne Pruitt, owner of public relations and marketing firm Marsh Meadows Marketing; and Sarah Schwartz, a 20-year veteran of the publishing business and founding editor of the award-winning Stationery Trends magazine.

The total number of board members is now 31.

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