Mark Polson

Associate Professor | Cosmetics and Fragrance Marketing and Management
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Biography

As Vice President of Creativity and Business Innovation for Global Management Strategies at The Estee Lauder Companies Inc., Mark Polson leads and develops internal creativity and innovation programs to include digital media and consumer insights that heighten and critical build capabilities within the Estee Lauder Companies.

Since joining the company in 1991, Polson has held key positions, such as Design Director for Visual Merchandising in the Estee Lauder Brand. In 1995, Mark moved to Corporate Packaging in the role of display development and was promoted to Executive Director and to Vice President in July 2011. During his tenure in display development, the team grew from servicing three brands to almost all brands in the company's portfolio.

Polson's expertise and background also includes Global Merchandising and Store Design at Revlon. Before joining Revlon, he worked as industrial designer in both corporate and consulting organizations.

Polson holds a Bachelor of Industrial Design in Industrial Design from Syracuse University and a Masters in Professional Studies from the Fashion Institute of Technology. He serves as an adjunct professor in FIT's School of Graduate Studies. He also serves on the Professional Development Committee for FIT's Cosmetics and Fragrance Marketing and Management Program.