NEW YORK—Rebecca Caruso has been named executive vice president, corporate communications and external relations for L’Oréal USA. In her new role, Caruso is responsible for the management of all internal and external communications and diversity initiatives for L’Oreal USA. In addition, she will direct the company’s government relations and corporate philanthropy activities.
Caruso will report to Jean-Paul Agon, the company’s president and chief executive officer.
Prior to joining L’Oreal, Caruso spent almost six years as vice president of corporate communications for Toys R Us, where she managed the public relations, communications and philanthropy efforts for the company and its six divisions. Before that, she spent more than eight years serving in several communications capacities at McDonald’s Corporation, including director of media relations and director of US communications. She also spent several years in the automotive industry with Chrysler Motors and American Motors in public relations positions.
“We believe that Rebecca’s experience as a career public relations and communications professional and her association with strong corporate brands will enhance the strategic communications, diversity and external affairs efforts of our company,” says Agon.
Caruso replaces John Wendt, executive vice president, corporate and public affairs, who will retire in December after 23 years at L’Oreal USA. Reporting directly to Caruso are Pamela Alabaster, senior vice president of corporate communications and Ed Bullock, vice president of diversity.