Karin Ross

Executive Vice President, Government Affairs

Karin Ross is executive vice president of Government Affairs, leading all U.S. advocacy and legislative issues and policy developments that impact the beauty and personal care industry at the federal and state level.

Ross has served at PCPC for more than a decade in a variety of roles with increasing responsibilities. She has extensive experience in state government affairs, legislative campaigns and coalition building. Ross' work in government affairs has allowed her to work on many diverse public policy issues impacting the manufacturing and sale of beauty and personal care products in the U.S. She has a long history overseeing multi-stakeholder engagement across the nation, working to achieve public policy goals. Ross has regularly testified before policymakers and served as an industry spokesperson on key legislative issues to help achieve PCPC’s public policy objectives.

Ross started her career on Capitol Hill before joining a premier DC lobbying firm and volunteering for national political campaigns.

Ross earned her bachelor’s degree from the University of Delaware and has completed professional education programs at the Public Affairs Council Institute and the State Government Affairs Council.