WASHINGTON The Personal Care Products Council president and CEO, Pam Bailey, is stepping down at the end of the year to assume the role of president and chief executive officer of the Grocery Manufacturers Association. Serving as interim president and chief executive officer for the Council is Mark Pollak.
“The Council executive committee has been very pleased with and supportive of [Bailey]’s leadership, and I was unable to persuade her to stay. Pam was clearly torn between her enthusiasm for our board and industry and the opportunity at GMA,” said Council chairman, Dan Brestle, in a message to the Council board.
The Council is now searching for a successor. The executive committee has asked Pollak, currently executive vice president of strategic initiatives and assistant secretary, to serve as interim president and chief executive officer.
Bailey assumed her position with the Council (then known as CTFA) in April 2005. Under her leadership, the Council has implemented a rebranding and name change that reflects a broader and more contemporary mission. In addition, she guided the Council through the implementation of the Consumer Commitment Code as well as enhancements to the Cosmetic Ingredient Review Program.
“These strategic initiatives have put the Council on a strong footing to play an active role in legislative and regulatory processes at home and abroad that are critical to the success and growth of this industry,” Brestle said.