PCPC legal chief receives FDLI award


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PCPC legal chief receives FDLI award

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The Personal Care Products Council announces that its general counsel, Elizabeth Anderson, has received the 2014 Distinguished Service & Leadership Award from the Food & Drug Law Institute (FDLI) for her contributions to the community.

First established in 1993, the annual FDLI award recognizes members of the nation’s legal community for their contributions to the development of food and drug law throughout the United States, according to the institute.

Anderson, commonly known at the PCPC as Betsy, is its Executive Vice President for Legal and General Counsel, joining the trade association in 1996. 


She is responsible for managing legal issues facing the industry and providing regulatory guidance; also serving as the Council’s staff liaison to the Legal Executive Committee, the group that directs the Association’s policy in the legal and regulatory areas. 

“We congratulate Betsy for receiving this very prestigious honor,”​ says Lezlee Westine, the Council’s President and CEO.

“Betsy’s level of devotion and the integrity she puts into her work benefits our industry and advances many facets of national food and drug policy on behalf of American consumers.”


Before joining the Council, Anderson was responsible for the legal and regulatory affairs of Beiersdorf in Norwalk, Connecticut. 

She graduated with honors from Bowdoin College and received her law degree from Boston College Law School.  Fluent in German, Anderson spent two years at the Institute of European Studies in Vienna, Austria.

Anderson has also served as a member of the Editorial Advisory Board for the Food and Drug Law Journal and co-authored, "The Cosmetics Regulatory Process" chapter in an FDLI publication; she currently serves as Immediate Past Chair on FDLI's Board of Directors. 

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