Chief Sustainability Officer
L'Oréal North America
Marissa is the Chief Sustainability Officer, NA at L'Oréal, the world's largest beauty company, where she stewards the company's sustainability platform, L’Oréal for the Future, in North America. Together with L'Oréal's leadership team, Marissa believes that L'Oréal has a responsibility and opportunity to drive transformation towards a more circular, just and inclusive beauty industry benefiting all stakeholders, and she is dedicated to collaboration and innovation to accelerate this progress.
Marissa is drawn to the beauty (and fashion) industries because of their humanity, creativity, and power to influence great change. She is passionate about the power of partnerships and collective action, and believes that working with people that bring a different background, perspective, and input will always lead to something greater than any individual can achieve alone.
Marissa started her career as a lawyer focused on international mergers and acquisitions, and corporate compliance. She received degrees from Georgetown University and Georgetown University Law Center, and studied at Georgetown University’s Villa Le Balze in Florence. Marissa serves on the Board of Directors of the Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute. She served on the Steering Committees of the Global Fashion Agenda, the Accord on Fire and Building Safety in Bangladesh, the Industry Association, and the Board of Directors of the Fair Labor Association.