After 5 years of working for Mary Kay Inc., Deborah Gibbons was recently promoted to Chief Operating Officer at the company’s global headquarters in Addison. In her new role, Gibbins will run the Global Supply Chain and Research and Development organization, including the new global Richard R. Rogers Manufacturing/R&D Center in Lewisville, Texas. She will also continue to oversee the finance, public affairs and strategic planning divisions at Mary Kay.
“This is an exciting time for Mary Kay as our company celebrates 55 years of inspiring and empowering entrepreneurs around the world,” stated Gibbons in a recent press release. “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 the 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.”
Before joining Mary Kay, Gibbons had a long leadership career. She worked for 10 years at Arthur Andersen LLP, leaving the firm as a senior manager in the audit and consulting practice. Afterward, she spent 17 years at PepsiCo, where she held senior roles within the finance function, including Senior Vice president of Revenue Management at Frito-Lay North America, a multi-billion-dollar convenient foods business unit. She came to the iconic beauty brand, Mary Kay, as Chief Financial Officer in 2013.
David Holl, president and Chief Executive Officer for Mary Kay Inc., stated in the release, “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. 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.”
Gibbons is also a Certified Public Accountant, with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Southern Methodist University. She was named a Cox School of Business Distinguished Alumni in 2014, and she is active in the community, serving on the boards of the SMU Cox School of Business, the SMU Texas-Mexico Center, the Dallas chapter of the International Women’s Forum, Jesuit College Preparatory School Foundation and for 10 years served as a board member for the United Way of Metropolitan Dallas. She also serves on the board of directors of Bush Brothers & Company. When she isn’t working or volunteering, she enjoys spending time with her husband and two sons.
Mary Kay Inc. is celebrating its 55thyear as a top beauty brand and direct seller in approximately 40 markets. This multibillion-dollar company offers the latest in cutting-edge skin care, bold color cosmetics and fragrances. Its success lies in its dedication to irresistible products, a rewarding opportunity and positive community impact.
Congratulations Gibbons on this outstanding position – we know you will help the company continue to be successful!