Fragrance Notes Issue 3, 2018 - Page 22

ASSOCIATION NEWS John Carey Named Fragrance Creators’ 2018 Rising Leader ‘‘ John understands the need for communicating the importance of promoting safety while also conveying the importance and benefits of fragrance in our everyday lives. ‘‘ FARAH. K AHMED, PRESIDENT & CEO, FRAGRANCE CREATORS ASSOCIATION 22 | FRAGRANCENOTES.ORG | Issue 3, 2018 The inaugural award celebrates outstanding contributions to the industry, association Fragrance Creators Association has named John Carey, Senior Manager, Global Regulatory Services at Firmenich, as the recipient of its inaugural Rising Leader Award. John is a passionate and unwavering supporter of the association’s strategic efforts to drive the fragrance industry forward. Introduced 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.  John is an active member of Fragrance Creators’ Government & Legislative Affairs Executive Committee (GLAEC) and the Regulatory Science Executive Committee (RSEC). He takes his involvement with each committee further by joining task forces and ad hoc working groups, sharing his expertise and understanding of legal text using his keen insights and critical thinking skills. He has made significant contributions to our efforts in key areas, including TSCA implementation; fragrance ingredient communication, e.g., California Cleaning Product Right to Know Act (SB 258); the Congressional Fragrance Caucus; and other priority advocacy issues. He also regularly participates in Fragrance Creators’ strategic advocacy events, including federal and state lobby days and Capitol Hill perfumery events, where he effectively communicates with legislators and staff about fragrance safety, regulatory questions, and potential impacts on fragrance businesses. “I’m proud of John and his contributions on behalf of our industry,” said Robert Weinstein, Ph.D., CEO of Robertet USA and Chairman of Fragrance Creators’ Board of Directors. “His efforts have helped to further our mission to serve as the voice of the fragrance industry.” “John understands the need for communicating the importance of promoting safety while also conveying the importance and benefits of fragrance in our everyday lives,” said Farah K. Ahmed, President & CEO of Fragrance Creators. “This is a critical piece of our approach to advocacy, education, and elevating everyone’s appreciation of fragrance’s ability to enhance lives.” John joined Firmenich in 2015 as a Regulatory Affairs Manager. Prior to that, he was a Products Liability Litigator at a large law firm. He is a graduate of Villanova University and Notre Dame Law School and also spent a year at London School of Economics and Political Science. Between college and law school, he worked as a ski instructor in Telluride, Colorado. The inaugural award will be presented at Fragrance Creators’ 2018 Annual Meeting on November 13, 2018, in Weehawken, NJ. The association also will make a $2,000 donation to the charity of John’s choice. On behalf of our membership, Fragrance Creators applauds John for his hard work and dedication to promoting and protecting fragrance. FN