The Estée Lauder Companies (ELC) has named Meridith Webster as Global Communications and Public Affairs Executive Vice President, effective May 17.
Webster will report jointly to ELC Executive Chairman William P. Lauder and ELC President and CEO Fabrizio Freda. She will also join ELC’s executive leadership team. She succeeds Alexandra Trower as head of Global Communications and Maria Cristina González Noguera as head of Global Public Affairs. As reported, ELC Global Communications Executive Vice President Alexandra Trower is to retire on July 1.
Webster has previously worked at US President Joe Biden’s White House as Special Assistant to the President and Chief of Staff to the Domestic Policy Council. At the Obama White House she was Senior Advisor to two White House Chiefs of Staff, Rahm Emanuel and Pete Rouse.
She has also worked at Vox Media as the company’s first Chief Communications Officer.