Personal care appliance maker The Gillette Company has appointed Cathleen J. Chizauskas to the position of vice president, Civic Affairs. Ms. Chizauskas, who previously served as director, Civic Affairs, succeeds Royall M. Mack, who has elected to retire after 28 years of service.
In her new position, Ms. Chizauskas will be responsible for developing and implementing the Boston, MA, U.S.-based company's strategy for a broad range of public and civic activities. She will direct philanthropic programs and initiatives, which are focused on economic education, prevention and wellness programs related to breast and prostate cancers, and housing and emergency shelter. She also will represent Gillette to community and civic groups and to key business organizations. In addition, she will oversee the extensive Gillette United Way program and a variety of other community relations programs.
Ms. Chizauskas, who joined Gillette in 1972, has experience in operations, marketing, and business management. She has held a variety of positions, including director of Ethnic Marketing, business manager for Personal Care, and business manager for New Media/New Channels. Ms. Chizauskas was appointed to her most recent position as director, Civic Affairs, in 2001.
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