Kathy O'Brien

Vice President and General Manager of Skin Services (Retired), Unilever

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kathy o'brien

Ms. O’Brien, a member of the Lehigh Valley Health Network Board of Trustees since 2017 and member of the Lehigh Valley Hospital Board of Directors, is the retired Vice President and General Manager of Skin Services for Unilever. She is a member of the North American Leadership Team and has responsibility for Shopper Marketing, Marketing Communications, Digital/e-Commerce and Marketing Capabilities. Her responsibilities also include AXE®, Dove®, Caress®, Lever 2000®, Suave®, Simple®, Vaseline®, Pond’s® and Q-tips®. Ms. O’Brien has been involved with the Dove business for a number of years and is responsible for building brand equity and executing brand activation plans for Dove in the United States. She has led programs that helped Dove achieve its goal of reaching 8 million girls with self-esteem programming. Dove is the leading personal wash brand in the United States. In 2015, Ms. O’Brien was honored as a Cosmetic Executive Women Achiever. She was also honored as one of Advertising Age’s 25 Women to Watch in 2010. Ms. O’Brien is on the Board of Directors of Cosmetic Executive Women. She holds an undergraduate degree from Boston College and an MBA from Columbia University. She resides in Connecticut and Pennsylvania with her husband.