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Rebecca Caruso is Vice President, Communications, Diversity & Inclusion for L’Oréal USA. In this role, Ms. Caruso is responsible for leading the overall communications strategy related to Diversity & Inclusion as well as L’Oreal USA’s key initiatives associated with gender and disability.
With more than 30 years of corporate communications experience at leading Fortune 500 companies, Ms. Caruso has a strong track record of effectively managing, enhancing and protecting the reputation of the companies for whom she has worked. She joined L’Oréal USA in 2003 to direct the company’s Corporate Communications department where she was responsible for internal and external communications, crisis communications, government relations, philanthropy and sustainability. Ms. Caruso was responsible for the execution of L’Oréal USA’s For Women in Science Fellowship program in partnership with AAAS (American Association for the Advancement of Science), and the development of the For Girls in Science initiative to engage and encourage young women in careers in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineer, Math) fields. In January 2014, she was appointed to her new role in the Office of Diversity & Inclusion.
Prior to joining L’Oréal USA, Ms. Caruso served as Vice President, Corporate Communications for Toys “R” Us, Inc. in Paramus, NJ. During her tenure there, she served as President of the Toys “R” Us Children’s Fund as well as a member of the Toy Industry Association’s Blue Ribbon Communications Panel.
Ms. Caruso also spent more than eight years serving in several communications capacities at McDonald’s Corporation in Oak Brook, IL, including director of media relations and director of US communications. She also worked in the automotive industry for Chrysler Motors and American Motors in public relations positions.
A graduate of Waynesburg University in Waynesburg, PA with a B.A. in English, Ms. Caruso received her M.S. in Public Relations from Boston University. She has served as chair of the Public Affairs Committee of the Personal Care Products Council, an industry association, and as a member of the Arthur Page Society