PCPC Committees


PCPC’s steering and executive committees provide strategic guidance to staff to advance modernized government policies, sound science, global access and enhance the industry’s reputation. Steering and executive committees have a limited number of member representatives and are subject to certain qualifications. For more information, contact Mark Pollak at pollakm@personalcarecouncil.org.

Communications Executive Committee

  • Builds trust for and enhances the personal care products industry’s reputation among key constituencies and works to establish PCPC as the industry’s most trusted, respected voice and advocate.
  • Provides strategic communications direction and guidance to PCPC’s key committees and staff, and provides direction on messaging and appropriate communications materials for key issues.
  • Comprised of senior-level communications, public affairs, consumer communications and issues management professionals from member companies, with the exception of media and advertising agency members.
  • For more information, contact Lisa Powers at powersl@personalcarecouncil.org.

International Executive Committee

  • Works toward creating and implementing a favorable regulatory and business climate in international markets.
  • Committee members exchange information on areas of mutual concern and develop industry positions on the regulatory, technical, and trade aspects of the international cosmetic industry.
  • For more information, please contact Francine Lamoriello at lamoriellof@personalcarecouncil.org.

Federal Government Affairs and Legislative Committee

  • Examines and formulates federal legislative positions.
  • Participates in political activities and grassroots events.
  • Comprised of Washington representatives and government affairs professionals.
  • For more information, contact Meredith Simpson at simpsonm@personalcarecouncil.org.

State Government Affairs Committee

  • Monitors and manages state-level legislative and regulatory issues affecting the cosmetic and personal care products industry.
  • Membership is open to active and associate member company representatives.
  • For more information please contact Alicia McAfee at mcafeea@personalcarecouncil.org.


Air Quality Committee

  • Provides information and guidance on air quality issues, which may encompass technical and regulatory decisions related to product formulation, labeling and litigation.
  • Committee members are primarily science and regulatory representatives with expertise in assessing VOC content in product formulations as well as compliance.
  • For more information, please contact Tom Myers at myerst@personalcarecouncil.org.

Color Additive Committee

  • Provides technical guidance and expertise on the properties and application of color additives and to address the regulatory status of colors in the U.S.
  • Members are experts in color technology, use or regulation, and include technical representatives from cosmetic colorants suppliers.
  • For more information, please contact Dr. Jay Ansell at ansellj@personalcarecouncil.org.

Cosmetic Ingredient Review Science and Support Committee (CIRSSC)

  • Provides scientific and strategic direction to PCPC on key issues related to the safety review of ingredients by the Cosmetic Ingredient Review.
  • Members are experts in risk and safety assessment.
  • For more information, please contact Dr. Linda Loretz at loretzl@personalcarecouncil.org.

Environmental Safety Committee (ESC)

  • Provide technical guidance on environmental safety products/ingredient matters and a forum for discussion on topics affecting the personal care products industry including environmental science, regulation and risk assessment.
  • Members have expertise and experience in environmental science and regulatory affairs.
  • For more information, please contact Dr. Iain Davies at daviesi@personalcarecouncil.org.

Green Chemistry Task Force

  • Provide technical evaluation of chemical management regulations and work with state and federal environmental agencies to advocate for pragmatic solutions.
  • Members have expertise in environmental science, and regulatory and legal affairs.
  • For more information, please contact Tom Myers at myerst@personalcarecouncil.org.