September 2, 2011 – Global executive search and assessment firm Russell Reynolds Associates has appointed Bevin Andrews as executive director in its consumer sector. Ms. Andrews will maintain a focus on global retail, consumer products, apparel, footwear and accessories. She will be based in Boston. "Given Bevin's cross functional expertise within the consumer sector, we are confident she will provide her clients with the industry knowledge needed to bring in top executive talent," said Mark Adams, area manager for Russell Reynolds' Boston office. "With the rocky economic climate impacting the consumer sector, there is a growing demand among our clients for talented leaders with the ability to push a company through to financial recovery." Ms. Andrews spent over 15 years in the footwear and apparel industry with a focus on multi-channel retail and vertical specialty. Most recently she served as vice president of new business ventures at Orchard Brands, a multi-channel direct marketer with a portfolio of brands. With 39 offices and more than 300 executive search professionals, Russell Reynolds Associates provides executive search services to a wide array of industries.