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Industry Advisory Board

This unique program was developed through extensive consultation with many of the leading corporations in the beauty industry. The program's Industry Advisory Board is a cross-section of senior executives from multinational corporations, expert consultants in product development and marketing, respected journalists, national retailers, heads of industry associations, and members of the FIT community. 

Together with a cross-disciplinary faculty selected from throughout the college and industry experts who teach as adjunct instructors in the program, the courses and overall program give young professionals a breadth of knowledge and leadership training to prepare them for positions of senior responsibility in the beauty industry.

Jerry Vittoria, President, Firmenich USA *
Firmenich Inc.

Camille McDonald, President, Brand Development & Merchandising *
Bath & Body Works


David Greenberg, President, Maybelline | Garnier| Essie *
L'Oréal USA


Susan Babinsky
, Senior Vice President
Kline & Company

Pamela Baxter
, President & CEO *
LVMH Perfumes & Cosmetics, North America |
President, Christian Dior Couture Inc.

Peter Born, Executive Editor, Beauty
Women's Wear Daily

Robin Burns, Ex-Officio
FIT Board of Trustees |
Chairman, Batallure Beauty

Jeannine Shao Collins, EVP
More and Beauty Center of Excellence | Meredith Publications

Lita Cunningham, Senior Vice President, Global Human Resources
Elizabeth Arden, Inc.

Ann Gottlieb, President
Ann Gottlieb Associates

Karen Grant, Global Industry Analyst
NPD Group, Inc.

Joanna Grillo, Senior Vice President of Human Resources *
LVMH | Parfums Christian Dior

Carol Hamilton, President, Luxury Division
LOréal USA

Ava Huang
, Senior Vice President Marketing

Jane Hudis, Global Brand President
Estée Lauder

Carlotta Jacobson, President
Cosmetic Executive Women

Professor Stephan Kanlian, Chairperson *
Master's Program: Cosmetics & Fragrance Marketing and Management
Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT)

Kevin Kells, National Industry Director, Consumer Packaged Goods

JP Kuehlwein, Executive Vice President, Frederic Fekkai
P&G Prestige | Procter & Gamble

Wendy Liebmann
WSL Strategic Retail

Marina Maher
, President & CEO
Marina Maher Communications

Mary Manning, Co-Founder & Managing Partner
SilkRoute Strategists LLC

Felix Mayr-Harting, Global Head of Fine Fragrances
Givaudan Fragrances Corp.

Carrie Mellage, Vice President, Consumer Products
Kline & Company

Nicolas Mirzayantz
, Group President, Fragrances
International Flavors & Fragrances (IFF)

Elizabeth Musmanno, The Fragrance Foundation

Louanne Roark, Executive Director
Personal Care Products Council Foundation and Look Good Feel Better

Tamara Rogers
, Senior Vice President Personal Care North America

Debra Stroff, Vice President Human Resources Americas
Coty Inc.

Kristine Welker, VP, Publisher, Chief Revenue Officer
Dr. Oz The Good Life | Hearst Corporation

Tomoko Yamagishi, Senior Vice President Marketing, Digital and E-Commerce
Shiseido Cosmetics America

Jean Zimmerman, Management Consultant
JHZ Creative Management, LLC

* Executive Board Members

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