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2020 Advisory Board

This program is shaped by a panel of expert advisory board members who know this industry inside and out. These experts lend their experience and expertise to the program, ensuring a relevant and industry-leading event. Meet the Advisory Board members!

  • Jack Corley

    Chief Sales Officer; President - Natural Fragrance Division Custom Essence

    Jack Corley is Chief Sales Officer of Custom Essence Inc. and serves as President of Custom Essence Inc.'s Natural Fragrances Division. He is also a member of the Custom Essence, Inc. Senior Advisory Committee. Mr. Corley has 37 years’ experience in the Fragrance and Flavor Industry. Prior to joining Custom Essence in July 2014, Mr. Corley was Vice-President and Director of Sales and Marketing for Symrise, managing the PureScent  (Trilogy Fragrances) division and brand. Mr. Corley also spent 21 years with International Flavors and Fragrances.

    Custom Essence is a mid-sized Fragrance creator and manufacturer based in Somerset, NJ and is the Industry leader in the natural fragrance category.

     Mr. Corley has been retained by some of the largest Fragrance and Flavor Companies in the world, advising them on natural and organic product/market development, natural and organic ingredient sourcing and natural/organic product formulation, labeling and regulatory issues.

     His career during this time has included Senior Management positions in both Sales and Purchasing, with a background heavily oriented towards Natural Ingredients.

     He has written numerous articles related to personal care subjects over the years and is a featured speaker at Fragrance and Personal Care events and seminars as well. In addition, he was a founding member of the Natural Product Association Personal Care and Home Care Standards Committees; and remains a Joint Committee member of the NSF-305 task force.

     Mr. Corley is a member of the Board of Directors for the Center for Vocational Rehabilitation, Monmouth County, NJ.

    Additionally, Mr. Corley is as an Adjunct Professor of Business at Monmouth University, in West Long Branch, NJ for the past 14 years.

     Mr. Corley holds both a BBA and an MBA from Baruch College, is a former Associate Professor of Business at St. John’s University, New York

  • Kathleen Crossman

    Director, Regulatory Archer Daniels Midland Company

    From chairing committees at the Flavor and Extract Manufacturers Association to presenting before a host of professional organizations, Kathleen Crossman is a trusted authority on regulatory matters in the flavor industry. She has more than 25 years of relevant experience and currently leads FONA’s formidable regulatory team. She and her team work to provide customers with accurate information and solutions that help mitigate risk and keep their products and customers safe.

    Kathleen currently chairs FEMA’s Regulatory Affairs Committee and has led and participated in many initiatives, such as a supply chain task force, intellectual property webinars and served as Flavor Labeling Committee Chair. She has shared her knowledge through presentations to ABA, SFC and GMA and has taught several short courses for IFT.

    Before joining FONA in 2013, Kathleen was the Head of Global Policy & Process Management for Givaudan in Cincinnati, OH, where she worked to maximize regulatory efficiency and mitigate risk. She also developed training programs and audit plans that ensured ongoing organizational compliance.

    Prior to that, Kathleen was the company’s Head of North American Regulatory Affairs, responsible for regulatory customer service, compliance, policy development & implementation. She was involved in strategic decision-making around new regulatory issues and worked to develop data systems to support regulatory needs.

    Earlier in her career, Kathleen worked as a chemist for Cadbury Beverages where she was instrumental in establishing water quality and pesticide residue monitoring for a product line before moving into the regulatory field as an analyst. Kathleen has a B.S. in chemistry from St. Joseph University, West Hartford, CT.

  • Thomas Lauzurica

    Marketing Director Berjè Inc.

    Tom joined Berjé 16 years ago, entering the management trainee program, whereby he rotated through every aspect of the business from QC to production and sales, finally establishing himself with a degree in design as Berjé’s Marketing Manager. Combining his love of nature and aromas, he found the perfect blending of these passions in his current role at Berjé. Tom is at the forefront of trends in the Flavor and Fragrance markets, with a focus on ingredients across multiple applications. Tom also serves on the Beauty board of the Color Association of America (CAUS) developing future color palettes for the Beauty industry. 

    Tom is an avid rock climber, an adventurous cook, enjoys travel and experiencing the diverse aspects of all he encounters. He is married proudly to a doctor of internal medicine and has a four legged furry child named Loopy.

  • Phil Porter

    Research Fellow Perfumer P&G

    Joined P&G in the UK in 1991 after completing my MA in Chemistry at the University of Oxford.  Spent several years in Laundry Product Development in Europe before training to become a perfumer.  I have spent the last 20 years creating fragrances for P&G products across the world.  For the last 5 years I have also led P&G's perfume raw material innovation program.