Linda R. Marshall was born and reared in Utah, and attended Brigham Young University and the University of Utah. After a series of marketing jobs in the fashion and beauty industries, in 1975 she became president of Elysée Scientific Cosmetics, the company she has loved and respected since childhood. Linda now holds the position of Chairman of Elysée.Founded on reliable and proven European formulas by Dr. Elizabeth Blumenthal, Elysée was brought to the United States in 1940. In 1975, Elysée moved its Corporate Headquarters from San Francisco, California, to Madison, Wisconsin. Today, under the leardership of President & Owner, Linda Marshall, Elysée continues to be a visionary in the introduction of important skin care breakthroughs. Elysée, originally available exclusively through the salons where rich and famous demanded only the best, is now distributed throughout the country both through salons and electronic marketing.
Because of her knowledge and experience in the beauty industry in 1977, Linda became the only woman on the Board of Directors of the Cosmetic, Toiletry, and Fragrance Association (CTFA), the trade association that has represented the entire cosmetic industry since 1894. A year later she became the first woman elected to the Executive Committee of CTFA. She continues to serve on the Board and the Executive Commettee and is Chairman of the CTFA Small Business Committee.
In March 1996, Linda was elected to the Board of Directors of ImmuDyne, Inc., a Texas-based bio-technology company specializing in macrophage technology. Since May of 1996, she has held the position of Chairman of the Board of Immudyne, the highest qualifications in technology and business experience.
Active in the world of fashion and beauty pageants, Linda has judged the “Miss Teen America” and “Miss America World America” contests and has served as the judge for the World Modeling Association. In 1980 she published a book Discover The Other Woman In You and has written a monthly column for Beauty Fashion Magazine.
In 1986, Ms. Marshall formed a company with Dionne Warwick to market a line of perfume and fragrance products under the name “Dionne.” Linda has personally helped many well-known celebrities with their beauty and skincare needs.
In 1994, Linda and Stefanie Powers formed a partnership on the development of a unique aromatherapy fragrance line bearing Stefanies name. In November 1998, the Stefanie Power’s “Rare Orchid.” EDT Spray and Body Moisturizing Spray was launched on QVC.
Due to Linda’s deep interest in abused women and children, a portion of Elysée sales go to shelters in support of this cause. Elysée also contributes to the “Look Good, Feel Better” program for women recovering from breast cancer. Linda is also an active board member of this well-known foundation. Linda and her family established a foundation for her son who passed away in 2002, theJames E. Marshall OCD Foundation to educate on the seriousness of this illness. Robert Wagner, Jill St. John, and Dionne Warwick also serve on the foundation.
Listed in Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who in the World, and Who’s Who of American Women, Linda has been recognized as a leading woman entrepreneur, and she was recently appointed as an Honorary Chairman on the President’s National Congressional Committee, Business Advisory Council, to represent Wisconsin. Among her proudest titles is “Mom” used often by her son, John; and “Grammy” used by her two grandchildren, Jadyn and Ryan.