As an active member of the New York Society of Cosmetic Chemists (NYSCC), Marie Thadal had held numerous positions in the organization that is dedicated to the advancement of cosmetic science. From the Chapter’s Treasurer in 2015 to the Chairperson/Chief Executive Officer in 2017 and the Executive Board Advisor in 2018, Thadal brought more than 15+ years of technical expertise, sales strategies, and business acumen to those roles. But more importantly, she also brought her passion to advance the industry and bring about positive change.
In the Fall of 2020, she was elected Area 1 Director 2021 to 2023, a 3-year term to serve as a liaison between Connecticut, New York, New England, and Long Island Chapters at the National Society of Cosmetic Chemists (SCC). In addition to her role as part of the Committee on Chapter Affairs, Thadal was also appointed to be part of the SCC’s Governance Task Force. As the oldest and largest non-profit membership organization serving the cosmetics and personal care industry, the SCC strives to increase and disseminate scientific information in an effort to improve the qualifications and caliber of cosmetic scientists. As part of the Task Force, Thadal will continue to assist the SCC in an advisory role to the Board of Directors on matters related to the governance of the Society including, but not limited to the Bylaws, Policies, Procedures, the Code of Ethics, and parliamentary procedures.
Without dedicated volunteers like Thadal who give their time and expertise, non-profit organizations like the SCC and ITIAH Angels for Learning would cease to exist, and the values and prospects these organizations provide to their respective communities would vanish. As people often call the leaders of nonprofit organizations the “voice of the people”, Thadal understands the necessity of well-resourced non-profit organizations and their roles in facilitating introductions and catalyzing growth and new opportunities.
“My roles help the chapters to properly align with the National Society of Cosmetic Chemists’ mission so that cosmetics scientists can thrive, and companies can competitively gain market shares. Professionally, my journey has been shaped by the Cosmetic industry, and volunteering with the SCC has given me the opportunity to contribute to the advancement of Cosmetic Science.” Said the new member of the SCC’s Governance Task Force.
Written by Jennifer Shu-Ping Chen