Beauty and Personal Care Industry Leaders Gather in Washington DC for Leadership Summit


After more than two years of virtual meetings, the Personal care products advice (PCPC) brings together industry executives and thought leaders for its first-ever Leadership Summit, an in-person gathering in the nation’s capital on September 28-29.

In keeping with the tradition of the PCPC Annual Meeting, attendees will reflect on the past, present and future of the beauty industry with a focus on creating a more beautiful, inclusive and sustainable world. .

In recognition of the release of PCPC second industry sustainability reportThe Summit program highlights important issues of the day covered in the report, including regulation, environmental impacts and social issues facing the nation.

Round table facilitators

This year, PCPC will be joined by the following leading experts who will provide insights, moderate panel discussions and challenge current ideas:

Bruce Mehlman, Mehlman Castagnetti Rosen & Thomas, providing analysis of political and political trends driving the 2022 midterm elections;

Commissioner Robert Califf, MD, US Food and Drug Administration, discussing industry topics and his vision for the future of the Agency;

Larissa Jensen, The NPD Group, sharing insights and analysis on global beauty trends;

Angela Diesch, Amin Talati Wasserman, providing information on state laws and regulations impacting the industry;

Esi Eggleston Bracey, Unilever, moderating a discussion on how increased diversity helps government and business meet the challenges facing our nation, with Representative Linda T. Sánchez and Heba Mahmoud, MITER Corporation;

Pamela Gill-Alabaster, Mattel, moderating a panel on ESG practices, commitments and regulations, with subject matter experts from Covington and Burling, Dan Feldman, Laura Kim and Matt Franker; and

Ambassador Sarah Bianchi from the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative, as well as Hideaki Fujisawa, Rodrigo Godinho and Andrew Jory from the Embassies of Japan, Brazil and Australia respectively, highlighted new initiatives to address global challenges and expand market access for US companies.

The first day of the summit concludes with a reception overlooking the Capitol to celebrate the second annual Madame CJ Walker Award for Excellence in Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI). The award recognizes individuals who demonstrate outstanding commitment to DEI through strong leadership and sustained efforts focused on workplace culture, programs and policies, or through external engagement with consumers and communities.

“While we know there is still work to do, we are proud of how our commitment to a more beautiful, inclusive and sustainable world is reflected in the work of our members and our association,” said the president. – CEO of PCPC, Lezlee Westine. “It is extremely important that our industry helps address social and environmental challenges and communicates that our commitment remains strong.”

“Our industry’s products literally touch the lives of nearly every American household every day, and our relentless pursuit of healthy people and a healthy planet is both good business and good stewardship,” said said Keech Combe Shetty, Chairman of the Board of PCPC and Combe Inc. executive chair.

Newly elected at the PCPC Board meeting held during the Summit are:

Thomas Baudry, Senior Vice President, Finance and Operations; LVMH Perfumes and Cosmetics North America;

Pascal Berthe, Global Head of Global Product Safety, Regulatory Affairs; Substantiation of claims and microbiology, L’Oréal;

Chris Heiert, NA senior vice president, Skin Care & Global Olay, Procter & Gamble; and

Luciana Castro, Senior Vice President, Legal Strategy and Compliance, Advocacy and Business Ethics, Firmenich.

To learn more about PCPC’s Leadership Summit 2022, visit here.


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