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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.


David Rubin, Brand Building Vice President, US Hair*
Unilever HPC


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 | Christian Dior Couture Inc.

Peter Born, Executive Editor, Beauty
WWD | Fairchild Publications

Robin Burns, Ex-Officio
FIT Board of Trustees

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

Ann Gottlieb, President 
Ann Gottlieb Associates

Bill Graham, General Manager, North America
Beiersdorf Inc.

Karen Grant, Global Industry Analyst
NPD Group, Inc.

Ava Huang, Senior Vice President Marketing

Jane Hudis, Global Brand President
Esteé Lauder

Carlotta Jacobson, President
Cosmetic Executive Women

Professor Stephan Kanlian, Chairperson, FIT 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, CEO
WSL Strategic Retail

Marina Maher, President
Marina Maher Communications 

Heidi Manheimer, Chief Executive Officer
Shiseido Cosmetics America

Mary Manning, President
Manning Associates

Camille McDonald, President, Brand Development and Merchandising
Bath & Body Works | Limited Brands L’Oreal USA

Carrie Mellage, Vice President, Consumer Products
Kline & Company

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

Steve Mormoris, Sr. Vice President, Global Marketing - Beauty
Coty Inc.

Elizabeth Musmanno, President
The Fragrance Foundation

Cosimo Policastro, Executive Vice President
Givaudan Fragrance Corp

Victoria's Secret Beauty

Catherine Walsh, Senior Vice President, Corporate Communications
Coty Inc.

Kristine Welker, Chief Revenue Officer
Hearst Digital Media | Hearst Publications

Jean Zimmerman, Management Consultant
JHZ Creative Management, LLC

* Executive Board Members

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