People: Charles & Colvard Ltd (CTHR.OQ)
24 May 2019
Ms. Anne B. Butler is Independent Director of Charles & Colvard, Ltd. Ms. Butler has successfully run global businesses for Avon Products, Inc. (“Avon”), Aloette Cosmetics, Mary Kay Cosmetics, Inc. (“Mary Kay”), and PartyLite Gifts, Inc. (“PartyLite”). Ms. Butler started her career with Avon, where she held a variety of progressive assignments across marketing, sales, new market expansion, and new business development while serving as Director of Marketing in Spain, Vice President of Avon Fashions in Brazil, and as General Manager, Avon Fashions for Continental Europe. At Mary Kay, Ms. Butler served as President of the Western and Central Europe business and subsequently successfully expanded the European business at PartyLite where she advanced to President, PartyLite International. Ms. Butler was appointed Worldwide President of PartyLite in May 2007, a position she held until January 2012. Since then, Ms. Butler has served as CEO of Butler Advisors, a consulting firm specializing in strategic and operational advising to private equity, venture capital, and institutional investors on direct selling acquisitions and management, while also serving as Senior Advisor to the Chairman of Blyth, Inc. (“Blyth”). She also served on the Board of ViSalus Sciences, the weight loss and fitness direct sales subsidiary of Blyth. Ms. Butler served on the Board of the Direct Selling Education Foundation until 2014, and in June 2012 concluded two years of service as Vice Chairman of the Board of the Direct Selling Association. Our Board has determined that Ms. Butler’s leadership in several public direct sales companies, as well as her background in marketing and global operations, qualifies her to serve on the Board of Directors.
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