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Personal Care Products Council Promotes Lisa Powers to Senior Vice President for Public Affairs & Communications- Announcement Reflects Commitment to Communicate Industry’s Mission of Safety, Quality and Innovation

For Immediate Release: 
October 17, 2012

Contact: Maiya Dacey, (202) 454-0316

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Personal Care Products Council today announced it has promoted Lisa Powers to Senior Vice President in charge of the organization’s Public Affairs and Communications division.  

Powers, 49, moves up from her role in that department where she has served as Vice President since 2006.

“For the past six years Lisa has been an ardent and aggressive advocate for the industry’s commitment to consumer safety,” said Lezlee Westine, the Council’s President and Chief Executive Officer. “This promotion reflects the trust she has earned among her peers, as well as the wealth of talent, passion and experience she brings to complex, high-profile public policy issues.”

In her new role, Powers will oversee the development and execution of strategic communications and public affairs programs on a wide variety of issues affecting the industry, said Westine.

Additionally, Powers will be in charge of media relations, issues management and the integration of communications with the needs of the Council’s more than 600 member companies, which manufacture and distribute the majority of cosmetic and personal care products sold in the U.S. 

Westine also noted that Powers’ promotion is in keeping with the significant role women play in senior leadership positions within the Council.

Before joining the Council, Powers worked at the Mercury Group where she was responsible for a full spectrum of services from business development and client acquisition, to communications strategy, to branding and marketing campaigns, and website and publications management.  During that time, Powers developed and executed communication strategies, managed media relations, and authored statements and speeches on behalf of the agency’s key clients including corporations, associations and celebrities.  

Powers has served in top communications and public affairs positions throughout her career and has worked with hundreds of national and international news outlets.

Powers earned a Masters of Arts degree in Public Communications from American University and a B.A. in Journalism from Temple University. 


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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 every day, from sunscreens, toothpaste and shampoo to moisturizer, lipstick and fragrance, personal care products companies are global leaders committed to product safety, quality and innovation.