Ulta Beauty has announced that its board of directors appointed Mary Dillon CEO. She will also become a board member, all effective July 1.
Interim CEO Dennis Eck will step down from his position when Dillon takes up her new Ulta role. Until her appointment with the beauty retailer, Dillon was president and CEO of U.S. Cellular.
“After conducting a thorough and robust search process, the board believes that Mary is the ideal person to lead Ulta Beauty as we enter our next phase of growth,” Eck said. “Mary brings strategic vision, a rich consumer marketing background, strong operational experience, and a passion for the customer. Her experience with developing national brands, her expertise in the digital world, and her track record in building strong teams will all be important assets for Ulta Beauty. After spending the last several months working closely with the management team, I am certain that Mary will be an excellent cultural fit for the organization and lead Ulta Beauty to the next level.”