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, Fine Fragrance Worldwide
Firmenich Inc.

Vice Chairperson

Wendy Liebmann, Chief Executive Officer and Chief Shopper
WSL Strategic Retail

Past Chairpersons

David Greenberg, Chief Executive Officer
L'Oréal USA

Pamela Baxter, Founder
Bona Fide Beauty Lab

Board Members

Kendal Ascher (CFMM '05), Senior Vice President General Manager, La Mer, Jo Malone & Darphin North America
The Estée Lauder Companies 

Gillian Bleimann, Chief Executive Officer
Berje, Inc.

Jason Boland (CFMM '12), Vice President, Specialty Fragrance Business Unit

Peter Born, Editor at Large, Beauty
Women's Wear Daily | Fairchild Media

Alexander Botero, Senior Vice President, US Consumer Prestige
Coty Inc.

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

Barbara Calcagni, President Global Brands – NARS, Drunk Elephant & Tory Burch Beauty
Shiseido Americas

Jessica Cruel, Editor in Chief
Allure | Condé Nast

Adrienne Davis (CFMM '13), Head of Marketing, Fragrance and Beauté

Jenny B. Fine, Executive Editor, Beauty

Elizabeth Forsyth, Chief Executive Officer
Sheen Color

Ann Gottlieb, President
Ann Gottlieb Associates

Carlotta Jacobson, President
Cosmetic Executive Women

Larissa Jensen (CFMM '04), Senior Vice President, Beauty Industry Advisor

Sarah Curtis Henry, Chief Commercial Officer, North America
Parfums Christian Dior/LVMH

Professor Stephan Kanlian, Chairperson, Master's Program: Cosmetics and Fragrance Marketing and Management
Fashion Institute of Technology 

Maureen Kelly, CEO and Founder
Tarte Cosmetics

Tennille Kopiasz (CFMM '04), Chief Marketing Officer
Blue Mistral | Fekkai

Stephanie Kramer, Chief Employee Experience Officer
L'Oréal USA

Linda Levy, President
The Fragrance Foundation

Trudi Loren, Vice President, Innovation and Design, Global Fine Fragrance
International Flavors and Fragrances (IFF)

Marina Maher, President & CEO
Marina Maher Communications

Mary Manning, Chief Executive Officer
Manning Associates

Sean Mehta, President & Chief Executive Officer
Luminess Cosmetics

Carrie Mellage, Vice President, Beauty and Wellbeing
Kline & Company

Corey Moran (CFMM '15), Head of Industry, Fashion and Luxury

Westly Morris, Chief Commercial Officer
Chemia Corp.

Liza Rapay (CFMM '11), Head of North America Marketing
Cosmoprof North America

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

Steven Rosenthal, Vice President and Assistant General Counsel, Global Intellectual Property

Emmie Salaj, Global General Manager, Tory Burch Beauty

Mauricio Valdes, General Manager North America Group

Andrew Videira (CFMM '13), Chief Marketing and Product Officer

Jean Zimmerman, President
JHZ Creative Management, LLC

Industry Advisory Board Chairpersons

Thia Breen, 2006-2007
Pamela Baxter, 2007-2008
Heidi Manheimer, 2008-2009
David Greenberg, 2010-2013
Jerry Vittoria, 2013-Present

Human Resources Chairpersons

Jane Ramsey, 2002-2004
Phebe Farrow Port, 2004-2007
David Greenberg, 2007-2008
Joanna Grillo, 2008-2016
Dr. Brooke Carlson, 2017-2021
Mark Polson, 2021-Present