Cross serves as
I am confident she will be instrumental in
supporting our phenomenal office culture.
24 | FRAGRANCENOTES.ORG | Issue 2, 2019
In July 2019, Fragrance Creators Association
welcomed Katie Cross as its new Manager, Government
Affairs. A passionate policy analyst, Cross
brings valuable experience in government relations and
advocacy, including translating complex concepts and
policies for diverse public audiences.
Katie earned Bachelors’ Degrees in Political
Science and International Studies from the University
of Michigan. Prior to joining Fragrance Creators, she
worked for four years at Blakey & Agnew, a boutique
public affairs firm in Washington, D.C. During her
time there, she managed policy-related initiatives
and member communications for the Coalition for
America’s Gateways and Trade Corridors.
“Combined with her experience in public policy,
Katie’s stellar organizational skills and can-do
attitude make her a great fit for our dynamic team,” said
Farah K. Ahmed, President & CEO of Fragrance
Creators. “I am confident she will be instrumental
in supporting our phenomenal office culture as well
as the continued growth of our advocacy efforts to
promote policies that are good for people, perfume, and
Cross will work under the direction of Amanda
Nguyen, Director, Government Affairs & Legal, on
issues of critical importance to fragrance, including
ingredient communication, cosmetics modernization,
trade/tariff, and more.