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Day-Timers: Martha Curren (left), former president of Goebel North America, has been named vice president and general manager of the time management solutions and organization tools cataloger Day-Timers. Before joining Goebel, Curren was president of Lenox Collections and held management positions at the Franklin Mint before that.
Celebrate Express: The Kirkland, Wash.-based cataloger/retailer of family party products has named Harold Egler vice president of marketing. Egler is responsible for the company’s marketing operations, including its online and catalog marketing programs, catalog circulation, brand development, and public relations. He most recently served as global vice president, customer intelligence, for Getty Images.
Talbots: The multichannel marketer of women's apparel, shoes and accessories named Lori Wagner as its new executive vice president, chief marketing officer. She'll be responsible for overseeing all advertising, catalog development and direct marketing. Most recently Wagner served as chief marketing officer of Cole Haan's Nike division. She's also held senior level positions at Kenneth Cole and J. Crew.
Laura Smith, vice president, director of management at RMI Direct Marketing, died suddenly on April 5. She was 43. Smith began her career in direct marketing at age 17 when she joined AZ Marketing Services. She went to RMI Direct Marketing in 1998, and was quickly promoted to the list firm’s director of management.
Smith was a high-profile advocate of the direct marketing industry, having volunteered her time for such organi-zations as NEMOA, the Direct Marketing Club of New York and the DMA Catalog Council.
She was also a former president and adviser to the Hudson Valley (N.Y.) DMA, who spearheaded
virtually all HVDMA events, outings and luncheons. She also served on the board of directors for the Fulfillment Management Association.
Known for her lively personality, Smith was a motorcyclist and a bird lover as well.