Lezlee Westine was appointed to president and CEO of the Personal Care Products Council. She currently is president and chief executive officer of TechNet.
Westine will assume her new leadership role at the council in May, succeeding former president and CEO Pamela G. Bailey, who left the council in December to head the Grocery Manufacturers Association.
Prior to her position at TechNet, Westine served as the White House director of public liaison from 2001 to 2005. The Council launched its search for a new leader earlier this year. Along with Dan Brestle, the council's board chairman, the other council board members on the search committee included: Scott Beattie, chairman and CEO of Elizabeth Arden; Marc Pritchard, global marketing officer of Procter & Gamble; and Stephen Sadove, chairman and CEO of Saks Inc.
“On behalf of the Council's Board of Directors, I want to thank Mark Pollak who has served as Interim President and CEO of the Council for the last several months," added Brestle in a council press release. "Mark is a veteran member of the council senior staff who possesses incomparable knowledge of our industry, and his strong leadership has proven invaluable."
Mark Pollak will return to his former position as executive vice president and assistant secretary of the council.