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Howard Alumna and Trustee Amy S. Hilliard Tapped as President of Fashion Fair Cosmetics

 

 

Amy S. Hilliard

WASHINGTON (February 6, 2014) — Howard University alumna and Trustee Amy S. Hilliard (BS ’74) was recently named as the new president of Fashion Fair Cosmetics, the largest Black-owned cosmetics company in the world.  Fashion Fair is owned by Johnson Publishing Company (JPC).

As President of Fashion Fair, Hilliard will report to JPC Chief Executive Officer, Desiree Rogers, and will be responsible for leading the company’s operations, including marketing, sales, operations and retail partnerships.

“I am sincerely honored to take over the role of President for Fashion Fair Cosmetics,” said Hilliard. “This company holds an iconic role in the African-American community. Personally meeting Mrs. Eunice Johnson as she launched the brand was historic, and I am excited to play a role in the company’s growth and expansion globally.”

Hilliard is a senior executive with experience in marketing, business development, general management, strategic marketing, new product development, advertising, public relations, acquisitions, manufacturing and retail merchandising.

Prior to joining Fashion Fair, Hilliard served as the CEO, president and founder of The ComfortCake Company, LLC and The Hilliard Group, Inc. Her daughter, Angelica Jones, was recently appointed as director of operations for The ComfortCake Company and will be responsible for leading the day-to-day operations of the company. Hilliard also served in senior leadership roles at L'Oreal for the Soft Sheen Products division, Burrell Communications Group, The Pillsbury Company and The Gillette Company.

Hilliard, a Detroit native, has a Master of Business Administration from Harvard Business School and a Bachelor of Science from Howard University. She continues to stay active in the community and with her alma maters. Hilliard has served as a trustee of Howard University since 2010.

Hilliard will start her position with Fashion Fair Cosmetics on February 24.

About Johnson Publishing Company, LLC

Johnson Publishing Company (JPC) was founded in 1942 by John H. Johnson and is a lifestyle company inspired by the African-American experience. JPC is the preeminent publisher of EBONY and JET magazines and the parent company of Fashion Fair Cosmetics. The company has had an unparalleled impact on Black America and reaches more than 70% of African-American adults annually.

About Fashion Fair

Fashion Fair is the largest Black-owned cosmetics company in the world. The company began in 1973 to address the lack of cosmetic products on the market for women of color. Fashion Fair Cosmetics remains deeply rooted in the African-American experience. The brand's focus remains dedicated to offering products, services and education that address the unique complexion needs for women with deeper skin tones. The line can be found in department stores across the United States as well as in Canada, the United Kingdom, countries in Africa, the Caribbean, France and other countries around the world. For more information, visit FashionFair.com.


ABOUT HOWARD

Founded in 1867, Howard University is a private, research university that is comprised of 13 schools and colleges. Students pursue studies in more than 120 areas leading to undergraduate, graduate and professional degrees. Since 1998, the University has produced two Rhodes Scholars, two Truman Scholars, a Marshall Scholar, 30 Fulbright Scholars and 11 Pickering Fellows. Howard also produces more on campus African-American Ph.D. recipients than any other university in the United States. For more information on Howard University, call 202-238-2330, or visit the University's Web site at www.howard.edu.


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