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Mary Kay Appoints COO

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Mary Kay, Inc., has announced the appointment of Deborah Gibbins to the role of chief operating officer.

In her new role, Gibbins will be responsible for the global supply chain and research and development organization, including the company’s Richard R. Rogers Manufacturing/R&D Center in Lewisville, Texas. She will also oversee the company’s finance, public affairs and strategic planning divisions.

Gibbins joined Mary Kay in 2013, in the position of chief financial officer. Prior to this, she spent 17 years at PepsiCo, where she held senior finance roles including senior vice president of revenue management at Frito-Lay North America. A certified public accountant, she also spent a decade at Arthur Andersen LLP, leaving the firm as a senior manager in the audit and consulting practice.

“This is an exciting time for Mary Kay as our company celebrates 55 years of inspiring and empowering entrepreneurs around the world,” said Gibbins.  “As one of the top innovators in the direct selling and cosmetic industries, Mary Kay is a cosmetics powerhouse with more than 700 products in its global portfolio.  As we continue to produce best-in-the-industry products and provide an unrivaled business opportunity for millions, I am honored to serve in a new capacity as Chief Operating Officer.”

“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,” added president and CEO David Holl.  “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.”