Mary Holt, previously EVP of creative at Carnegie, has been promoted to president of Carnegie Upholstery, where she will oversee the department and work closely with Chase Taylor, who joins the company as the new studio director of Carnegie Upholstery.
As president of Carnegie Upholstery Division, Holt brings a design perspective to the leadership role, having served as the creative director of the upholstery division for 20 years prior. Holt will help guide the upholstery division’s strategy with design thinking and problem solving to meet new demands within the market.
As studio director of upholstery, Taylor will lead a team of designers at Carnegie’s Creative Studio, overseeing the design of all upholstery products. She joins Carnegie as an experienced textile designer, following five years as senior designer at Pollack, and a role in editorial at Martha Stewart Living. Her unique perspective is informed by a strong art and design background that includes a Masters in Textile Design from the Rhode Island School of Design, and a year studying at Parsons School of Art and Design in Paris.
Stephanie Powers also joins Carnegie as the EVP of marketing and digital strategy.
Powers brings a background in enterprise technology start-ups to her role. She recently led global web and operations for ad-tech giant Criteo, where she reframed their marketing strategy to deliver a digital experience in line with Criteo’s global reach and multi-product offerings. Her experience in both foundational, classic marketing strategies, and cutting-edge digital approaches creates a uniquely holistic, personal, and connected customer experience that launches Carnegie into a new way of doing business.