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 more than 6,000 individual cosmetics and personal care industry members globally.

Effective January 1, 2021, SCC’s executive officers are: 


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The other voting members of the Board of Directors are Senior Director Patricia Singh (Air Liquide) and newly-elected Director Marie Thadal (Coptis, Inc.) for Area I; Senior Director Christine Daraska (Croda, Inc.) and Director Kayla Ivey (Gojo Industries, Inc.) for Area II; Senior Director Angie Inouye (Charkit Chemical Corp.) and newly-elected Director Melissa Christenson (BRIDGE, Inc.) for Area III; and Senior Director Michelle Linscott (Xytrus, Inc.) and Director Angela Eppler (Pfizer Consumer Healthcare) for Area IV.  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.”

About SCC:
Celebrating its 75th Anniversary in 2020, the SCC is the oldest and largest non-profit membership organization serving the cosmetics and personal care industry. Dedicated to the advancement of cosmetic science, our mission is to further the interests and recognition of cosmetic scientists while maintaining the confidence of the public in the cosmetics and personal care industry.  SCC provides unparalleled education and networking for more than 6,000 members globally and via 19 chapters across Greater North America. Visit for more information.  

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