Personal Care Products Council Appoints Thomas F. Myers President and CEO



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Personal Care Products Council Appoints Thomas F. Myers President and CEO

WASHINGTON – The Personal Care Products Council (PCPC) announced today 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 organization. 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. 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.  Most recently, she led the PCPC team in support of the historic Modernization of Cosmetics Reform Act of 2022, which modernizes federal regulatory oversight of cosmetics and personal care products and creates a comprehensive and uniform national framework for cosmetics regulation.

“This is an exciting time for our industry thanks to the strong foundation laid by Lezlee,” said Myers.  “I am honored 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.”


Founded in 1894, the Personal Care Products Council (PCPC) is the voice and advocate for 600 member companies representing the $529.3 billion global cosmetics and personal care products industry. PCPC’s members represent approximately 90% of the U.S. beauty industry and are some of the most beloved and trusted brands in beauty and personal care today. As manufacturers, distributors and suppliers of a diverse range of products millions of consumers rely on every day – from sunscreens, toothpaste and shampoo to moisturizer, makeup and fragrance – PCPC’s member companies are global leaders committed to safety, quality and innovation.