The Society of Cosmetic Chemists (SCC) announced the election results for the organization’s 2022 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, 2022, SCC’s Executive Officers are: 

  • PresidentChair
    Michelle Hines, PhD
    Mary Kay, Inc., Lewisville, TX SCC Southwest Chapter
  • Vice President
    Mark Chandler
    ACT Solutions Corp., Newark, DE SCC Mid-Atlantic Chapter
  • Vice President-Elect
    Anthony J. O’Lenick
    Nascent Technologies Corporation, Dacula, GA SCC Southeast Chapter
  • Secretary
    Qihong Zhang, PhD
    The Estee Lauder Companies, Melville, NY SCC New York Chapter
  • Treasurer
    Karen Chun
    Symrise, Inc., Carlsbad, CA SCC California Chapter

“I am extremely honored and excited to serve the SCC as President in 2022,” says Michelle Hines, PhD, Director, Product Formulation at Mary Kay. "I look forward to working with my fellow Board members and capitalizing on their wealth of knowledge and experience in our industry. We are committed to a future-focused organization with increased engagement opportunities of value to our members.” 

“I am pleased to welcome our new Officers and Directors. Each one of them brings a unique background and diverse perspective to the table as we continue to position SCC as the premier education, networking and scientific resource in the cosmetics and personal care industry,” said Erica L. O’Grady, CAE, SCC’s CEO. “Their passion for serving the Society will help drive value for our members and our chapters,” she added. 

Society of Cosmetic Chemists 

Having celebrated 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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