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Glam Belleza Latina announced that beauty expert Kika Rocha has joined the magazine as a contributor. For 10 years Rocha was the well-respected and influential fashion & beauty director for People en Español.

RodaleRodale has hired former Dow Jones executive Scott Schulman, as its president—a role left vacant since Steven Pleshette Murphy stepped down as president and CEO in 2009.Maria Rodale, who assumed Murphy’s CEO duties at the time of his departure, had stated her intention to hire both a president and COO in July.

 

Reinaldo Acosta was recently appointed as Head of Commercial Operations at Naranya.

Gabriela Zabalúa, formerly Editor of AARP’s Segunda Juventud, is Founding Member at Viva Bilingual Multimedia Communications LLC.

Gonzalo Farrus is the new VP Sales Operation at MetaNetwork, an Ad Network with offices in Israel and Argentina. Farrus previously worked as Country Manager Argentina at Mediaresponse Corp.

Gryphon InvestorsDrew Meyers joined San Francisco-based private equity firm, Gryphon Investors, where he will be leading the origination efforts across all industry groups for new platform investments as well as follow-on acquisitions for existing portfolio companies. As part of Gryphon’s Investment Review Committee. Meyers previously worked at Group Argent. His work there included advice on Hispanic and Latin American Media M&A transactions.

Kika Rocha has left her post as Beauty and Fashion Director for People en Español. Her last day was May 3.

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In a note to staff members, People en Español Editor Armando Correa wrote: “After 10 fruitful years as our Fashion and Beauty Director, María “Kika” Rocha has decided to leave People en Español to continue her career on television, develop her blog, and promote her forthcoming line of designer bags.” In the same note, Correa introduced Úrsula Carranza, a former editor of Siempre Mujer, as the magazine’s new Fashion and Beauty Director.

During her 10-year tenure at People en Español, Rocha evolved to become a brand of her own and a sort of Hispanic ambassador to all things beauty & fashion.

In addition to her job at the magazine, she has been a fashion consultant for shows on Univision, Telemundo and CNN en Español, and has hosted some of the most important fashion and celebrity events in the Hispanic world, including the Latin Grammys, Premios lo Nuestro and the Latin Billboard Awards.

Rocha also writes a daily blog, DeTacones.com. She is a very active member of the Twitter community, where she counts almost 75,000 followers and where she shares her beauty and fashion tips using the hashtag #tipsdekika.