PCPC appoints new president & CEO

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The Personal Care Products Council (PCPC) has announced the appointment of Thomas F. Myers as the new president and CEO, effective January 2024. Myers currently serves as PCPC’s Executive Vice President for Legal & Regulatory Affairs and General Counsel.
“Tom’s profound understanding of our industry and exceptional understanding of the legal, regulatory and political landscape uniquely position him to lead PCPC. His vision aligns perfectly with our industry’s innovative spirit, dedication to quality and commitment to safety,” said PCPC Board Chair Barbara Menarguez, general manager of fragrance and beauty at CHANEL.
Myers has been with PCPC since 2010. In his current role, he oversees legal and domestic regulatory issues facing the industry and is intricately involved in the operations of the organisation, said PCPC.
Before joining PCPC, Myers had a notable legal career working with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and in private practice for international law firms.
Lezlee Westine, who steps down as president and CEO at the end of the year, leaves behind a legacy of growth and success, added the organisation.
Since 2009, Westine’s leadership has solidified PCPC’s role as a highly effective advocate for the industry and its commitment to innovation, quality and safety, it said.
Most recently, she led the PCPC team in support of the historic Modernization of Cosmetics Reform Act of 2022, which modernises federal regulatory oversight of cosmetics and personal care products and creates a comprehensive and uniform national framework for cosmetics regulation, PCPC went on to say.
“This is an exciting time for our industry thanks to the strong foundation laid by Lezlee,” said Myers. “I am honoured to be selected as PCPC’s next leader and I am confident that, together with the Board and staff, we will continue to drive growth and innovation for the industry and the consumers who rely on our products every day.”

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