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President & CEO of Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia Speaks at LIM College as Part of CEO Roundtable Series

12/12/2012 | 5:30 PM

Lisa Gersh shares valuable insights with MBA students

Lisa Gersh - CEO Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia

Lisa Gersh, President & CEO of Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, Inc. (MSLO), spoke at LIM College on Wednesday, Dec. 12 as part of the LIM College CEO Roundtable Series.

Launched in 2010, the CEO Roundtable Series brings the best and brightest minds in the retail and apparel industries to LIM College to interact with MBA students in an intimate and informal setting. Recent participants have included Ben Fischman of Rue La La, Susan Falk of Betsey Johnson, and French Connection USA President and CEO Ellen Rodriguez.

Says Dr. Milan Milasinovic, Vice President of Academic Affairs, “Through sharing their own personal experiences, insights, and advice on running a successful enterprise, these chief executives have the opportunity to inspire, inform, and motivate the next generation of industry leaders. They are all exemplary role models for our graduate students as they acquire the education to advance their own careers in the business of fashion.”

All CEO Roundtable Series events are held in FashionOpolis (in the LIM College Townhouse at 12 East 53rd St.) at 5:30 p.m. and attendance is mandatory for all students in the MBA program. For more information, email mba@limcollege.edu

About Lisa Gersh
Lisa Gersh is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, Inc., a position she has held since June 2011.

Prior to joining MSLO, Ms. Gersh served as President of Strategic Initiatives at NBC and Managing Director of the Weather Channel Companies for NBC Universal. She played an instrumental role in NBC Universal's multi-million dollar acquisition of The Weather Channel Companies and severed as interim CEO in 2009.

Ms. Gersh joined NBC Universal in 2007 after the company acquired Oxygen Media, where Ms. Gersh was serving as its President and Chief Operating Officer. Ms. Gersh was principally responsible for the sale of Oxygen to NBC Universal.

Previously, Ms. Gersh had a 15-year career in corporate law. She founded the firm Friedman Kaplan & Seiler LLP and saw its growth from 6 lawyers to over 40.

About Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, Inc.
Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia Inc. (MSLO) is a diversified media and merchandising company founded by Martha Stewart. It is organized into four business segments: Publishing, Internet, Broadcasting media platforms and Merchandising product lines. MSLO's business holdings include a variety of print publications, television and radio programming, and e-commerce websites.

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