, Creative Director, Coty Prestige
Jon Dinapoli has been the global creative director for Coty Prestige for more than six years. He has worked on various brands, including fashion designers Marc Jacobs, Kenneth Cole and Vera Wang, and celebrities Sarah Jessica Parker, Gwen Stefani and Jennifer Lopez. He is in charge of all new brand development, package design, in-store merchandising and photography.
, Vice President, NPD Beauty
Karen Grant is vice president and global beauty industry expert for The NPD Group. In this role, she provides a comprehensive view of the market—coupling expertise of brand management in department stores with the strategic insight of market research. Karen’s concentration is in uncovering emerging market trends, brand vulnerabilities and opportunities. She also provides industry insights on key trends to associations such as HBA and to the media.
, Vice President, Global Package Development for Estée Lauder
Allan Hafkin is currently managing global package development and innovation for both the Estée Lauder brand and Tom Ford Beauty. He has more than 22 years of cosmetic packaging experience including manufacturing, engineering and development throughout all commodities and many brands within the Estée Lauder Companies and at Victoria’s Secret Beauty.
, Creator & CEO
, Tarte Cosmetics
Maureen Kelly created Tarte, a makeup line that is innovatively packaged and loaded with natural ingredients that help treat the problem, not just cover it. She’s dubbed it “health couture”—the marriage between fashion and nature. Maureen has won many awards, including, in 2008, the Metro New York Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award in the retail and consumer services category. She is also a dedicated philanthropist.
Stephanie Martins, Vice President Packaging and Development, Corporate Operations North America, L’Oréal
Stephanie Martins joined L’Oréal in November 2012 as Vice President Packaging and Development, Corporate Operations North America. She has 22 years of professional experience in the field of Packaging and Development. She moved to the U.S. in 1997 and has worked for many of the large beauty companies including Estée Lauder, Victoria’s Secret Beauty and Coty Inc. She started her career in France in 1991 working for LVMH, Moet & Chandon Champagne.
Scott Widro, Former Executive Vice President of Operations and Supply Chain, Gurwitch Products
Scott’s numerous global responsibilities included demand management, production planning, inventory management, procurement, vendor management, package development and engineering, quality assurance, regulatory coordination, transportation, distribution and warehousing. He formerly held the position of vice president of manufacturing and materials management, Chanel. He was chosen in 2007 as HBA’s Packaging Executive of the Year. In 2008, he was named to the New Jersey Packaging Executives Club Hall of Fame.