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MEETINGS & EVENTS all people with clear, engaging, and relat- able facts and 360-stories on fragrance and fragrance ingredients. “We know fragrance has the ability to uplift our spirits and bring long-lost memo- ries to life,” said Ahmed, “but it is also being researched to uncover potential medical benefits for individuals with Alzheimer’s, autism, and other medical conditions. We will be sharing all of this information with the public. We’re going to put it all out there because we know it will grow peo- ple’s understanding, love, and confidence in fragrance.” INAUGURAL 2018 RISING LEADER AWARD Fragrance Creators presented John Carey, Senior Manager, Global Regulatory Services at Firmenich, with its inaugural Rising Leader Award. Carey is a passionate and unwavering supporter of the association’s strategic efforts to drive the fragrance industry forward, especially through his contributions on key issues as part of the Government & Legal Affairs and Regulatory ROBERT WEINSTEIN, PHD; JOHN CAREY, | OF FIRMENICH AND RECIPIENT | Issue 1, 2019 30 2018 FRAGRANCENOTES.ORG OF THE RISING LEADER AWARD; AND FARAH K. AHMED Science Executive Committees. Introduced by the Board of Directors in 2018, the annual Rising Leader Award acknowledges emerging industry professionals who have shown a commitment to Fragrance Creators and the fragrance industry at-large. In recog- nizing Carey, the association will also make a $2,000 donation on his behalf to the ALS Association Connecticut Chapter. Finally, a sincere thank you to the gen- erous member companies and supporters that sponsored the 2018 Annual Meeting: Arylessence; Bedoukian Research; Bell Flavors & Fragrances; Berjé; Chanel; Citrus & Allied Essences; Firmenich; Flavor & Fragrance Specialties; Givaudan; Inter- national Flavors & Fragrances; MANE; Modere; Procter & Gamble; Robertet; SC Johnson; Spectrum Science; and Takasago International Corporation USA. “To be successful, trade associations need to think and act like the obsessed entrepreneur...always learning and searching for change, responding to it, and applying it as opportunity.” FARAH K. AHME D, P RE S I DE NT & CE O