Drena Howard is the Executive Director of Global Environmental Health & Safety at The Estée Lauder Companies. The Estée Lauder Companies is the global leader in prestige beauty. The Company has a diverse portfolio of more than 30 brands in the categories of skin care, hair care, fragrance and makeup; including but not limited to: Estée Lauder, M•A•C, La Mer, Bobbi Brown, Origins, Aveda and Clinique.
Drena leads an ever-growing team supporting environmental sustainability, health and safety in the Affiliate markets with a focus on retail, office and distribution employees. She partners closely with distribution center and retail operation leaders in North America, Latin America, Asia Pacific, Europe, the Middle East and Africa to ensure alignment with strategic priorities, while driving EHS excellence and consistency.
She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in biology from South Carolina State University, a Master of Environmental Management from Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies, and a Master of Public Health from the Yale School of Public Health. She is also a Certified Safety Professional, the internationally recognized accreditation for safety professionals.