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Executive in Residence

Marianne Diorio, Former Senior Vice President, Global Brand Communications and Corporate Image at Estée Lauder

Fall 2018 Executive in Residence

Campus Dates:
October 8: Click Here to RSVP for her October 8 lecture (Confessions of a Beauty Boss - Career & Life Hacks from a Global Lipstick Maven) on campus (Required).
October 9: Click Here to RSVP for her October 9 lecture (Confessions of a Beauty Boss - Career & Life Hacks from a Global Lipstick Maven) on campus (Required).
November 7 & 8 : Marianne will be speaking in select classes and with select student organizations. Contact bkantrow@tulane.edu if you're interested in her joining your class or group.
December TBD : Marianne will be scheduling 1:1 office hours with students who have participated in one of her lectures or classes in October and November.

Marianne Diorio is a communications specialist and writer. She was recently Senior Vice President, Global Brand Communications, Corporate Image, The Estée Lauder Companies and has been in the beauty and fashion business for more than 30 years. After graduating from Wesleyan University in Connecticut, she joined Condé Nast in the Art Department of Vogue magazine. She then became the Fashion and Beauty Editor of Bride's magazine, a title which she held for five years. Her first foray into the cosmetics industry was as Director of Public Relations for Prescriptives in 1983 and she continued to work at The Estée Lauder Companies in varying responsibilities for 30 years until her recent retirement.

She took a few brief absences from the Company, one in 1999 to work as the Beauty and Style Director of Allure magazine. At The Estée Lauder Companies she held various positions including the Vice President of Global Communications for the Clinique and Estée Lauder brands. Marianne was ultimately promoted to oversee Global Communications for the full portfolio of brands including Estée Lauder, Clinique, Origins, M•A•C, Bobbi Brown, La Mer, Donna Karan, Aveda, Jo Malone London, Bumble and bumble, Darphin, Tom Ford, Smashbox and Editions des Parfums Frédéric Malle.

In her Estée Lauder Companies Corporate Image role, Marianne directed the editorial content, look, experience and presentation of the Company. This included oversight of the Corporate digital properties- elcompanies.com, Facebook, Instagram and LinkedIn.

Marianne is married to still life photographer, James Wojcik and they have a daughter, Tiki, currently a student at Tulane University. They live in downtown NYC with their adorable dog, Chestnut.

About the Executive in Residence Program

The Executive in Residence program offers undergraduate students an opportunity to learn from leaders representing a range of industries in a variety of settings on campus.

Through the program, industry leaders spend time with students through presentations about their careers and companies in small group meetings with student organizations and guest lecture opportunities. Executives in Residence also hold one-on-one office hours with students.