Industry Advisory Board

This unique program was developed through extensive consultation with many of the leading corporations in the beauty industry. The program's Industry Advisory Board is a cross-section of senior executives from multinational corporations, expert consultants in product development and marketing, respected journalists, national retailers, heads of industry associations, and members of the FIT community.

Together with a cross-disciplinary faculty selected from throughout the college and industry experts who teach as adjunct instructors in the program, the courses and overall program give young professionals a breadth of knowledge and leadership training to prepare them for positions of senior responsibility in the beauty industry.


Jerry Vittoria, President, Firmenich USA *
Firmenich Inc.

Vice Chairperson

Camille McDonald, President, Brand Development & Merchandising *
Bath & Body Works

Immediate Past Chairperson

David Greenberg, President, Maybelline | Garnier| Essie *
L'Oréal USA

Board Members

Susan Babinsky, Senior Vice President
Kline & Company

Pamela Baxter *

Peter Born, Executive Editor, Beauty
Women's Wear Daily

Robin Burns, Ex-Officio
FIT Board of Trustees |
Chairman, Batallure Beauty

Lita Cunningham, Senior Vice President, Global Human Resources
Elizabeth Arden, Inc.

Ann Gottlieb, President
Ann Gottlieb Associates

Karen Grant, Global Industry Analyst
NPD Group, Inc.

Carol Hamilton, President, Luxury Division
L'Oréal USA

Ava Huang, Senior Vice President Marketing

Jane Hudis, Global Brand President
Este Lauder

Carlotta Jacobson, President
Cosmetic Executive Women

Professor Stephan Kanlian, Chairperson *
Master's Program: Cosmetics & Fragrance Marketing and Management
Fashion Institute of Technology 

Kevin Kells, National Industry Director, Consumer Packaged Goods

Mark Knitowski, Senior Vice President, Fragrance and Product Innovation
Victoria's Secret Beauty

JP Kuehlwein, Partner
Ueber Brands Consulting

Wendy Liebmann, CEO
WSL Strategic Retail

Marina Maher, President & CEO
Marina Maher Communications

Mary Manning, Co-Founder & Managing Partner
SilkRoute Strategists LLC

Felix Mayr-Harting, Global Head of Fine Fragrances
Givaudan Fragrances Corp.

Carrie Mellage, Vice President, Consumer Products
Kline & Company

Nicolas Mirzayantz, Group President, Fragrances
International Flavors & Fragrances (IFF)

Elizabeth Musmanno, The Fragrance Foundation

Louanne Roark, Executive Director
Personal Care Products Council Foundation and Look Good Feel Better

Tamara Rogers, Senior Vice President Personal Care North America

Sharon Rossi, Senior Vice President Sales, US
Coty Consumer Beauty

Tomoko Yamagishi, Senior Vice President Marketing, Digital and E-Commerce
Shiseido Cosmetics America

Jean Zimmerman, Management Consultant
JHZ Creative Management, LLC

* Executive Board Members