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Beauty Inc issue 06/17/2011

With the coming of June, our thoughts turned to graduation. Here, some top industry execs share a blast from the past with WWD Beauty Inc.

This story first appeared in the June 17, 2011 issue of WWD. Subscribe Today.


Art Spiro

Sayreville War Memorial High School, Sayreville, N.Y.
Hot Date: In addition to being president of the student council, Art was voted class “wolf.”
Most Likely To Become: Executive Vice President, Global Fragrance Marketing, Elizabeth Arden

Karen Fondu

Academy of Our Lady of Good Counsel, White Plains, N.Y.
Lasting Impression:
Member of the art club, folk club, glee club and on the softball, field hockey and swimming teams, Karen was inducted into the school’s Wall of Fame in 2011, recognizing her compassion and service to the school and community.
Most likely to become: President, L’Oréal Paris

Gina Drosos

Ridgeview High School, Atlanta
Early Achiever:
Gina was the class salutatorian, graduating number two out of 164 students. Selected to give the graduation address, she was class secretary, president of the National Honor Society and captain of the varsity basketball team, among other achievements.
Most likely to become: Group President, Global Female Beauty, Procter & Gamble

Thia Breen

Benson High School, Benson, Minn.
Natural Talents: In high school, Thia was an avid performer, singing in the school choir and playing clarinet and piano in her school’s marching and concert bands.
Most likely to become: President, North America, The Estée Lauder Cos. Inc.

Lisa Price

Fiorello H. La Guardia High School of Music and the Arts, New York City
Forever Young: Graduating one month after her 16th birthday, Lisa Price was in the top 10 percent of her class despite being the youngest. She was also a soloist in the school chorus.
Most likely to become: Founder, Carol’s Daughter

Howard Kreitzman

Livingston High School, Livingston, N.J.
Voter’s Rights: While in high school, Howard was an active participant in student government.
Most likely to become: Vice President, Cosmetics and Fragrances, Bloomingdale’s

Heidi Manheimer

West Orange High School, West Orange, N.J.
Money Matters: Heidi was class treasurer during her senior year.
Most likely to become: Chief Executive Officer, Shiseido Cosmetics America

Mike Indursky

John F. Kennedy High School, Bronx, New York
Hoop Dreams: A member of the basketball team, Mike never missed a foul shot during his time on the squad.
Most likely to become: President, Blissworld Inc.


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