The Personal Care Products Council announced the election of its new board officers, including its new chair, Thia Breen, group president of North America for The Estée Lauder Companies. Breen currently leads 30 brands in the U.S. and Canada for The Estée Lauder Companies, and is recognized for her thought leadership and commitment to women’s empowerment.
As an advocate for women in business, Breen has served as a mentor to countless women in the industry, in addition to supporting healthy work-family balance practices for members of her team. She succeeds Elizabeth Arden CEO E. Scott Beattie, who has served as PCPC chair since 2012.
“It was an honor to serve as board chair of the Personal Care Products Council, and I am proud to turn the reins over to someone with such a distinguished career and strong commitment to our industry’s future,” said Beattie.
“Thia’s impressive accomplishments and strong leadership will continue to serve our membership as we work to advance the industry’s voice in Washington and globally,” said Lezlee Westine, president and CEO, PCPC. “I know her talent, energy and experience will strengthen our organization and I look forward to working with her.”
Breen has served on the board for several years, most recently as vice chair. In addition, she serves on the board of Cosmetic Executive Women (CEW), and was recently honored with the Women of Achievement award.
“I would like to thank Scott for his work as chair and all he has done to elevate the association’s impact and influence. I also want to recognize Lezlee for her leadership and look forward to working with our members to keep the association well-positioned and strong,” said Breen.
The Personal Care Products Council also elected the following officers and new board members:
- George Calvert, VP and general manager, supply chain, Amway
- Karen Fondu, president, L’Oréal Paris
- Heidi Manheimer, president and CEO, Shiseido Cosmetics America
- David Holl, president and CEO, Mary Kay
- Pamela Baxter, president and CEO, LVMH Perfumes & Cosmetics for North America
New Board Members
- Jane Iredale, president and CEO, Iredale Mineral Cosmetics
- Alexandra Keith, president beauty, Procter & Gamble