Stephanie Smirnov
Stephanie Smirnov

Stephanie Smirnov, who served as US president of DeVries Global and held PR posts at Donna Karan International and L'Oreal, has joined children's publisher Scholastic, as executive VP and head of global corporate communications.

She's responsible for media relations, financial communications, social media, thought leadership and reputation management.

Smirnov will play a leading role in events celebrating the 100th anniversary celebration of the New York-based publicly traded publisher.

Most recently, Smirnov was managing director brand practice at Edelman New York.

At Scholastic, Smirnov reports to Richard Robinson, CEO, and Iole Lucchese, chief strategy officer.