Mary Kay appoints Deborah Gibbins as new COO
Direct-selling beauty brand Mary Kay Inc., announced on Thursday that it has appointed Deborah Gibbins as its new chief operating officer.
In her new role, Gibbins will be in charge of Mary Kay’s global supply chain and research and development organization, which includes the company’s new Richard R. Rogers manufacturing and R&D center in Lewisville, Texas. She will be based at the Mary Kay HQ in Addison Texas and will also continue to oversee the company’s public affairs, finance and strategic planning divisions.
Gibbins first began working at Mary Kay in 2013, when she joined the company as chief financial officer. Prior to this, she served in a number of senior finance roles during a 17-year stint at PepsiCo, including as VP president of revenue management at the company’s multi-billion-dollar convenient foods business unit Frito-Lay North America. Before moving to PepsiCo, she was senior manager in the audit and consulting practice of Arthur Andersen LLP.
A graduate of Southern Methodist University, Gibbins is a certified public accountant and currently serves on the Boards of SMU Cox School of Business, the SMU Texas-Mexico Center, the Dallas chapter of the International Women’s Forum and the Jesuit College Preparatory School Foundation, as well as on the Board of Directors of Bush Brothers & Company.
“In her five years with Mary Kay Inc., Deb has proven to be an incredible leader and strategic thinker focused on the future of our business,” said Mary Kay CEO David Holl in a release. “She is passionate about the direct-selling model and the opportunity it creates for women around the world. Known for looking at situations from all angles and challenging the status quo, Deb is constantly working to identify ways that our company can be more efficient and agile, to better serve our markets and millions of Mary Kay Independent Beauty Consultants worldwide.”
Mary Kay is currently celebrating its 55th anniversary and offers a portfolio of over 700 products in almost 40 markets worldwide.
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