The Society of Cosmetic Chemists (SCC) announced the election results for the organization’s 2020 executive officers and area directors. Together with the Board of Directors, they are the governing body focused on the mission, strategy and goals of the Society and are responsible for representing the interests of more than 5,400 individual cosmetics and personal care industry members globally.
Effective January 1, 2020, SCC’s executive officers are:
Your President will be Mindy Goldstein, PhD (Mindy S. Goldstein, PhD Consulting). She will work to promote a dynamic and relevant Society, endeavoring that the SCC provide each member with a professional and respectful environment for participation.
She plans to work closely with the chapters, which are the lifeblood of our Society, to help them remain relevant in our ever-changing environment. Communication will be key to make sure information is disseminated to our entire membership. She believes that sharing what works for one chapter may help another chapter improve their membership participation. READ MINDY’S FULL BIO (from her campaign as Vice President-Elect in 2018)
The new Vice President is Elizabeth ‘Liz’ Streland (Croda, Inc.). Liz believes deeply in the mission of our organization and feels that service to our Society has given her the experience to appreciate what needs to be done to secure a bright future for the SCC.
Her goals for the SCC include; growing and increasing our visibility, broadening our focus on our younger members & future leaders and increasing chapter support & chapter representation. READ LIZ’S FULL BIO
Michelle Hines, PhD (Mary Kay, Inc.) will assume the role of Vice President-Elect. Her priorities include; focusing on delivering strong member benefits that support the educational growth of cosmetic chemists as well as supporting initiatives which help members feel the value of their membership, uphold initiatives to strengthen the ratings of our scientific journal in combination with electronic delivery to our members, and adopt strong stewardship of our financial future.
She will continue to support initiatives that deliver training opportunities through webinars to members across the country and she seeks to grow our mentoring opportunities. READ MICHELLE’S FULL BIO
Your new Secretary is Yulia Park, PhD (Amway). Through her experience as an Area II Director, she identified opportunities to which she would focus her efforts: while the SCC national office is continuously improving
communication between the Board of Directors and the chapters, she recognized there is an opportunity for the SCC Secretary to do more outreach to the Chapter Boards and SCC members overall. Additionally, the SCC Secretary serves as Chair of the Admissions and Membership Affairs Committees, so she wants to help chapters grow their membership
She wants to: Increase outreach to populations not yet familiar with SCC, particularly through social media channels, intensify the partnership between the national office and local chapters by building personal connections and stepping up two-way communication, and supporting/enabling the cross-sharing of information between chapters. READ YULIA’S FULL BIO
Mark Chandler (ACT Solutions Corp.) will remain as Treasurer.
He believes that chapter treasurers should be better recognized and rewarded for their efforts and investment in time managing the chapter finances and preparing quarterly and annual reports.
His goals for the SCC include; further establishing the use of QuickBooks accounting software throughout the chapter base. He would make sure that chapter treasurers have adequate training on the use of the software. He has used QuickBooks to manage the finances of ACT Solutions Corp for over 5 years.
[ Read Mark’s Full Bio ]
The Board of Directors members are:
- Area I Directors: Kimberly Burch (Elementis Specialties) and Patricia Singh (Air Liquide)
- Area II Directors: Christine Daraska (Croda, Inc.) and Kayla Ivey (Gojo Industries, Inc.)
- Area III Directors: Jacklin Hoffelt (SNF Holding Corp.) and Angie Inouye (Charkit Chemical Corp.)
- Area IV Directors: Michelle Linscott (Xytrus, Inc.) and Angela Eppler (Pfizer Consumer Healthcare)
“I look forward to working with these fine elected leaders and am confident they will continue to position SCC as the premier education, networking and scientific resource in the cosmetics and personal care industry,” said Erica L. O’Grady, CAE, SCC’s Executive Director/CEO. “Their collective industry expertise and commitment to delivering quality scientific information will positively impact members’ experiences and the industry as a whole,” she added.
“It is an honor to represent the SCC as President next year,” says Dr. Goldstein. “I am humbled by the opportunity to lead the oldest and largest Society in our industry for a second time. Along with my fellow officers and the Board of Directors, I will work toward achieving the strategic initiatives that support our members’ needs in their varying roles in the industry.”
You can witness the officer installation ceremony at the Society’s 73rd Annual Scientific Meeting & Technology Showcase – December 17-18, 2019 at the Sheraton New York Times Square. For more information, visit www.scconline.org/annualmeeting2019