DALLAS, Dec. 5, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — Mary Kay Inc., a top beauty brand, and direct seller in more than 35 markets around the world, announces the appointment of Julia A. Simon as Chief Legal Officer and Corporate Secretary at the company’s global headquarters in Addison, Texas.
As a member of the executive committee, Simon will manage all aspects of the company’s Legal, Risk Management, Corporate Communications and Corporate Social Responsibility functions. Simon has more than 25 years of legal experience in private law practice and in-house positions. She first joined Mary Kay Inc. in 1995 as an employment lawyer, then left to rejoin the law firm, Locke Purnell Rain Harrell, where she was elected as a partner in 1998. Simon returned to Mary Kay Inc. in 2000 and most recently served as Senior Vice President, Deputy General Counsel and Assistant Secretary.
She is active in the legal community, currently serving on the Women in the Profession Committee for the State Bar of Texas and as a member of the General Counsel Working Group at the Center for Women in Law at the University of Texas. In 2015, Simon was recognized by the Association of Corporate Counsel and D CEO Magazine as Outstanding Deputy General Counsel.
“In addition to her solid legal experience, Julia has also developed a keen understanding of what our business is all about,” said David Holl, President and Chief Executive Officer for Mary Kay Inc. “This will allow her to make an immediate impact in her new role. Julia is a proven leader within Mary Kay and the greater DFW community. We are thrilled to welcome her as a member of the executive committee as we build on our efforts to enrich women’s lives in around the globe.”
Simon earned a Bachelor’s degree from Texas A&M University in 1989 and her law degree from the University of Texas School of Law in 1991. She is active in the North Texas community having served on the board of directors for charitable organizations including the Dallas Children’s Advocacy Center, Family Gateway, Friends of the Dallas Public Library, and the Dallas Zoological Society.