Executive Bios

Melinda Foster Sellers

Date Joined Mary Kay:
November 15, 1993

As Chief People Officer for Mary Kay Inc., a top beauty brand with a 60-year history and operations in more than 35 international markets, Melinda Foster Sellers is responsible for human resources, real estate, employee health and safety, and corporate services functions. 

A member of the company’s executive team since 2006, Melinda has been instrumental in leading a shift toward global support for Mary Kay’s operations. She is responsible for implementing global systems and processes that provide efficient, consistent, and strategic support for Mary Kay, one of the largest direct sellers of skin care and color cosmetics in the world. 

With thousands of Mary Kay Inc. employees and millions of independent sales force members worldwide, Melinda implements programs with the goal of supporting the company’s mission of enriching women’s lives, while uniting employees, independent sales force members, and consumers to say: “I Love My Mary Kay.”

Melinda joined the iconic beauty brand in 1993 and celebrated her 30th anniversary with the company in 2023. She has been a member of Mary Kay’s Culture Committee since its inception in 1998. The committee is dedicated to preserving the culture and values that were established by the company’s founder, Mary Kay Ash.

Melinda is a visionary leader who has established and implemented global Human Resource efforts to effectively communicate and support Mary Kay’s mission and strategic vision. With her acute leadership, she has brought forth comprehensive strategic recruiting and retention plans to meet the compensation, career & leadership development, retention, and ongoing training, which serve the human talent needs of today’s global and expanding markets.

A graduate of Drury University in Springfield, Missouri, she earned undergraduate degrees in Psychology and Biology. She continued her education at Iowa State University in Ames, Iowa where she earned a Master’s degree in Industrial Relations.  


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