Mary Kay Inc. has tapped one of its own, Julia A. Simon, to serve as Chief Legal Officer and Corporate Secretary.
In her new role, Simon succeeds Nathan Moore, who last month was named President of Mary Kay North America. Her 25-plus years of legal experience have included private law practice as well as in-house positions, most recently Senior Vice President, Deputy General Counsel and Assistant Secretary for Mary Kay.
Simon joined the beauty company in 1995 as an employment lawyer, but soon returned to private law firm Locke Purnell Rain Harrell, looking to build additional skills that would help her become a well-rounded corporate lawyer, as Simon told D Magazine for its 2015 feature on The Top Corporate Lawyers in Dallas-Fort Worth. Elected partner in 1998, Simon remained with the firm two more years before returning to Mary Kay.
“In addition to her solid legal experience, Julia has developed a keen understanding of what our business is all about,” said David Holl, President and CEO of Mary Kay. “This will allow her to make an immediate impact in her new role. Julia is a proven leader within Mary Kay and the greater DFW community.”
In addition to her work with Mary Kay, Simon is a member of the Women in the Profession Committee for the State Bar of Texas and the General Counsel Working Group at the Center for Women in Law at the University of Texas. She also is active in several charitable organizations, and has served on the board of directors for the Dallas Children’s Advocacy Center, Family Gateway, Friends of the Dallas Public Library and the Dallas Zoological Society.