The trade association representing the fragrance industry in the USA as promoted Katie Cross to the role of Director of Government Affairs.
As Fragrance Creators intends to continue to expand and strengthen its government affairs program, Cross will assume greater responsibilities in guiding the association’s legislative advocacy team. She will continue to support Amanda Nguyen, Vice President of Government Affairs & Legal, while expanding “the depth and breadth of the association’s advocacy work at both the state and federal level, and play a key role in the association’s outreach and coordination with allied trades.” This move also supports Fragrance Creators’ growing industry affairs efforts currently being overseen by Nguyen.
Katie Cross joined Fragrance Creators Association in July 2019. Since 2015, she has been in the government affairs industry in various capacities, including as the Manager of Member Communications and Policy for the Coalition for America’s Gateways and Trade Corridors.
Fragrance Creators provides comprehensive representation on behalf of the majority of fragrance manufacturing in the U.S. and Canada, as well as interests along the fragrance value chain through its highly diverse membership of approximately sixty large and small companies. Under the association’s Government and Legislative Affairs Executive Committee, Cross helps to mobilize a network of over seventy five government affairs officials from across the fragrance industry, strengthen Fragrance Creators’ expansive political footprint, and support the Congressional Fragrance Caucus. In the association’s efforts to advance bipartisan infrastructure legislation, mitigate supply chain challenges, and ensure the fragrance industry can contribute to a sustainable economy, Cross has effectively educated lawmakers and secured policy outcomes that reflect the industry’s goals of accelerating sustainable chemical innovation and responsible industry growth and longevity. Most notably, Cross has worked cross-functionally to support Fragrance Creators’ work in coordinating Congressional, White House, and scientific institute and allied industry support to advance EPA approvals of greener fragrance chemistries.