Barbara Friedmann Out at Elle Decor

Kate Kelly Smith will take over her duties.

Barbara Friedmann’s 14-year run at Elle Decor has come to an end. Friedmann first joined the magazine in 2002.

Friedmann has served as Elle Decor’s vp and publisher since 2008. She previously served as the title’s vp of marketing. Prior to joining Hearst, Friedmann worked for Hachette Filipacchi Media, U.S.

A Hearst spokesperson said of Friedmann’s departure, “We thank Barbara for her commitment to making Elle Decor the powerhouse brand it is today.”

Kate Kelly Smith, senior vp, publishing director of Hearst’s Design Group will assume business oversight for the magazine.