The Society of Cosmetic Chemists (SCC) announced the election results for the organization’s 2021 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 nearly 6,000 individual cosmetics and personal care industry members globally.
Effective January 1, 2021, SCC’s executive officers are:
The new 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 (from her campaign as Vice President-Elect in 2018).
Michelle Hines, PhD (Mary Kay, Inc.) will move into her new role of Vice President. Michelle will be President next year in 2022. 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 (from her campaign as Vice President-Elect in 2019).
Mark Chandler (ACT Solutions Corp.) is the Society’s new Vice President – Elect, becoming President in 2023. Mark wishes to strengthen the bonds between the individual chapters and National as well as have chapters better connected to one another.
He’d also like to continue his work started as Treasurer to keep the chapters on good financial footing and to encourage chapters to develop a a strong financial plan for the resources they currently maintain. READ MARK’S FULL BIO
Yulia Park, PhD (Amway) continues her role as Secretary . 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
Karen Chun (Symrise) is the Society’s new Treasurer. Karen ran for Treasurer because she wanted to be a part of a team that will further help shape SCC in the years to come.
Her goals for the SCC include; making sure every incoming Chapter Treasurer-Elect/Treasurer will be trained on QuickBooks so they can feel comfortable using it. She’s also like help facilitate the Society’s short term and long term financial goals to ensure a growing and sustainable organization. READ KAREN’S FULL BIO
The Board of Directors members are:
- Area I Directors: Senior Director Patricia Singh (Air Liquide) and newly-elected Director Marie Thadal (Coptis, Inc.)
- Area II Directors: Senior Director Christine Daraska (Croda, Inc.) and Director Kayla Ivey (Gojo Industries, Inc.)
- Area III Directors: Senior Director Angie Inouye (Charkit Chemical Corp.) and newly-elected Director Melissa Christenson (BRIDGE, Inc.)
- Area IV Directors: Senior Director Michelle Linscott (Xytrus, Inc.) and Director Angela Eppler (Pfizer Consumer Healthcare)
They are joined by Immediate Past President Mindy Goldstein PhD (Mindy S. Goldstein, PhD Consulting) and Peter Tsolis (Estee Lauder), both of whom serve in an ex-officio capacity
“I look forward to working with these passionate leaders in continuing to position SCC as the premier education, networking and scientific resource in the cosmetics and personal care industry,” said Erica L. O’Grady, CAE, the SCC ED/CEO. “Their diverse industry expertise is representative of our membership and will positively impact the SCC member experience and the industry as a whole,” she added.
“It is an honor to serve as SCC President in 2021,” says Liz Streland. “I am humbled by the opportunity and, along with my fellow Board members, will work to develop the resources needed to advance our members’ professional goals and the mission of our Society.”
You can witness the officer installation ceremony at the Society’s first ever ONLINE 74th Annual Scientific Meeting & Showcase – December 7-11, 2020. For more information, visit www.scconline.org/annualmeeting2020