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Food & Drug Law Institute Recognizes Council’s Chief Legal Counsel With 2014 Distinguished Service and Leadership Award -- Elizabeth Anderson receives award for her contributions to food and drug law community

For Immediate Release: 
December 9, 2014
CONTACT:  Lisa Powers, (202) 466-0489 or Hayley McConnell, (202) 454-0302
WASHINGTON, DC – The Personal Care Products Council today announced its general counsel, Elizabeth (Betsy) Anderson, has received the 2014 Distinguished Service & Leadership Award from the Food & Drug Law Institute (FDLI).
First established in 1993, the annual FDLI award recognizes members of the nation’s legal community for their contributions to the development of food and drug law throughout the United States, according to the institute. 
“We congratulate Betsy for receiving this very prestigious honor,” said Lezlee Westine, the Council’s President and CEO. “Betsy’s level of devotion and the integrity she puts into her work benefits our industry and advances many facets of national food and drug policy on behalf of American consumers.” 
Anderson, the Council’s Executive Vice President for Legal and General Counsel, joined the trade association in 1996.  She is responsible for managing legal issues facing the industry and providing regulatory guidance. She also serves as the Council’s staff liaison to the Legal Executive Committee, the group that directs the Association’s policy in the legal and regulatory areas.  
Anderson has served as a member of the Editorial Advisory Board for the Food and Drug Law Journal and co-authored, "The Cosmetics Regulatory Process" chapter in an FDLI publication; she currently serves as Immediate Past Chair on FDLI's Board of Directors. 
Before joining the Council, Anderson was responsible for the legal and regulatory affairs of Beiersdorf, Inc., a manufacturer of over-the-counter (OTC) drugs, medical devices and cosmetics in Norwalk, Connecticut.  She graduated with honors from Bowdoin College and received her law degree from Boston College Law School.  Fluent in German, Anderson spent two years at the Institute of European Studies in Vienna, Austria. 
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Based in Washington, D.C., the Personal Care Products Council is the leading national trade association representing the global cosmetic and personal care products industry.  Founded in 1894, the Council's more than 600 member companies manufacture, distribute, and supply the vast majority of finished personal care products marketed in the U.S.  As the makers of a diverse range of products millions of consumers rely on everyday, from sunscreens, toothpaste and shampoo to moisturizer, lipstick and fragrance, personal care products companies are global leaders committed to product safety, quality and innovation.