Blush has proudly welcomed JoAnn DeTurris as their new Chief Operating Officer. DeTurris brings extensive health and wellness experience to Blush with an eye on growth, expansion, infrastructure development, and partnerships.
In this role, DeTurris will take over all operations at the growing manufacturer, giving co-founders Verna Meng and Eric Lee the opportunity to focus on strategic development initiatives.
“Since joining us, JoAnn has earned the respect from the entire Blush team for her extraordinary people skills and ability to tackle obstacles with creativity and innovation,” Meng said. “She’s shown enormous wisdom by facing obstacles with inspiration and positivity. We are proud and honored to announce JoAnn as our new COO and confident that her leadership will help bring Blush to the next level.”
DeTurris’ background includes working with large consumer packaged goods companies and some of the world’s most recognizable licensed properties.
“JoAnn will focus on creating strong partnerships with our distributor and retail partners while implementing efficiencies we can scale as our business grows,” Lee said.
DeTurris boasts more than 25 years of business development in health, wellness, and nutrition, most proudly with supplement company Nature’s Bounty, creator of the No. 1 natural vitamin company Natural Organics. DeTurris also has extensive experience in top-level brand licensing, as well as consulting and development for small businesses.
“I am thrilled to be stepping into this role at this point in our industry’s history,” DeTurris said. “The world is openly discussing matters of sexuality and its links to health and wellness. As a minority-woman-owned business, Blush is poised to expand our footprint and lead the sexual wellness conversation through our unique educational programs, expanding field operations, and innovative product offerings.”