Melinda Foster Sellers
CHIEF PEOPLE OFFICER
As Chief People Officer for Mary Kay Inc., a top beauty brand with a 55-year history and operations in nearly 40 international markets, Melinda Sellers is responsible for human resources, real estate, employee health and safety and security initiatives.
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 a goal of supporting the company’s mission of enriching women’s lives, while uniting employees, independent sales force members and consumers to say they “love their Mary Kay.”
Melinda joined the iconic beauty brand in 1993, and therefore celebrates 25 years with the company. She has been a member of Mary Kay’s culture committee since its inception in 1998. The committee is dedicating to preserving the culture and values that were established by company founder, Mary Kay Ash.
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.
FAVORITE MARY KAY QUOTE:
“Your attitude determines your altitude. It really is true that if you think you can, you can; and if you think you can’t – you’re right.”