Executive Director Leaving for MSLO

We just received a memo sent to staff by InStyle managing editor Charla Lawhon announcing the departure of executive director Gail Horwood.

Horwood, who previously served as executive director, creative development at Time Inc. Interactive, will join Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia (which has had a chaotic year) as SVP, digital programming and strategy. Her last day at InStyle is October 17.

Lawhon’s memo after the jump.

After 50 million hair try-ons, countless Look of the Days, and In Style Shopping purchases too numerous to mention, Gail Horwood, executive director of, will be leaving us on October 17.

Gail has been a major force in digital here at In Style, leading the editorial group and working closely with Amy Keohane and her staff on building our business. And it’s been a terrific combination. Prior to joining the dot, Gail served as executive director, creative development at Time Inc. Interactive.

Executive producer Kristen Beirne will step in as we conduct the search for Gail’s successor.

Please join me in congratulating Gail on an exciting new opportunity: the role of SVP, digital programming and strategy at Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia.

We wish Gail the best on her next venture.

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