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Board of Directors
*Member of Executive Committee
Monique Oxender *
Keurig Dr Pepper
Chief Sustainability Officer
Monique Oxender leads Keurig Dr Pepper's efforts to Brew a Better World. Monique joined Keurig Dr Pepper in 2012 and has navigated a path for integrated sustainability management during its recent period of growth and change. Her journey, which is informed by a multitude of internal and external stakeholders, brings her to the intersection of sustainability and business, the place where she sees the most potential to deliver societal benefit and create business value. Prior to joining Keurig Dr Pepper, she spent eight years with Ford Motor Company where she designed and developed a leading supply chain sustainability program spanning the company’s $65B buy from 60 countries. Issues under her responsibility included human rights, indirect carbon and water footprints, and raw material transparency. In addition, she served as Chair of multiple industry workgroups for the Automotive Industry Action Group (AIAG) and represented Ford on United Nations Global Compact, US State Department, Department of Labor and OECD advisory groups. With a background in secondary education and sustainability, Monique has an MBA and an MS from the University of Michigan.
Keep Atlanta Beautiful Commission
Kanika Greenlee has served as Executive Director for Keep Atlanta Beautiful Commission since 2015, an entity which partners with government, private industry and local community groups to empower residents to sustain cleaner and greener environments in Atlanta. In 2017, Greenlee also became the first Environmental Programs Director for the City of Atlanta’s Department of Public Works (DPW), where she oversees solid waste administration, recycling, and internal/external environmental partnerships. In her role, she collaborates with community partners to develop programs to increase recycling, as well encourage residents to embrace the ‘Adopt-A-Spot’ and other litter reduction programs, as well as participating in city beautification projects. As an Atlanta native, Kanika has worked in government and the nonprofit sector for more than 15 years. She previously served as the Director of Programs and Development at the Keep Georgia Beautiful Foundation, where she managed and developed statewide programs for the organization’s nearly 80 local affiliates on litter prevention, waste reduction, water resource management, recycling and community beautification.
Tom Tamoney *
Day Pitney LLP
Tom Tamoney practices general corporate, finance and business law with an emphasis on public company matters. His primary practice areas include compliance with public company reporting responsibilities, including duties under the Sarbanes-Oxley and Dodd-Frank Acts, mergers and acquisitions, and joint ventures. His experience also includes advising corporate boards on a broad range of corporate governance matters and conducting internal investigations. Tom has handled many complex international matters with a primary focus on acquisitions and divestitures as well as general corporate and procurement transactions. Prior to joining Day Pitney, Tom was Senior Vice President and Deputy General Counsel of PepsiCo, Inc., which he joined in 1978 after short stays at the SEC and in private practice following law school. While with PepsiCo, Tom was a leader of a legal team of approximately 200 lawyers worldwide. His primary responsibilities included advising senior management and the PepsiCo board, securities law compliance and law department administration. Tom oversaw a legal team that completed an $8 billion acquisition of the two largest Pepsi-Cola bottlers and a $6 billion acquisition of a large food and beverage business in Russia.
Tom Waldeck *
Keep Phoenix Beautiful
President and CEO
Tom Waldeck has been Executive Director (and now President and CEO) of Keep Phoenix Beautiful (KPB) since January 2008. Prior to his position at KPB, he was Operations Director at the 1,000-member Tempe Chamber of Commerce. He graduated from the U.S. Chamber Institute of Organization Management and Loyola University Chicago. Prior to his move to Phoenix in 2002, he was Executive Director of the Chamber of Commerce in the Wrigley Field-area of Chicago, and was a small business owner for more than 20 years. Tom is a member of the Board of Directors of Keep America Beautiful, Arizona Recycling Coalition, Arizona Community Trees Council and Tigermountain Foundation, a community garden project is south Phoenix. Tom is also an avid runner, completing his 27th marathon in Boston on April 16, 2015. He comes from a family of eight children spread out all across the country. Tom and his wife Nancy live at the base of the McDowell Mountains in Scottsdale, Arizona, where you can usually find him on weekends running the trails.
Senior Director, Sustainability
Tim Carey is the Senior Director for Sustainability and Recycling at PepsiCo Beverages in North America. He is responsible for developing and implementing the sustainability vision and strategy for the company’s North American Beverages and Quaker Oats businesses, and for reducing their environmental and social impacts. Carey co-founded and launched PepsiCo’s U.S. consumer recycling program and is a member of the Board of Directors for the Walmart – University of Arkansas Sustainability Consortium. Prior to joining PepsiCo, Carey worked at Hewlett-Packard and for Berkshire Hathaway at Johns Manville.
Keep Macon-Bibb Beautiful
Carolyn Crayton is the President of Marketing and Community Relations for WPGA/58 ABC Television, Register Communications, Inc. She is the Founder, President and Chief Executive Officer Emeritus of the Keep Macon-Bibb Beautiful Commission and the Macon, Georgia International Cherry Blossom Festival. She serves as a director on the International Festival and Events Foundation, National Arbor Day Foundation, on the Board of Directors of Keep America Beautiful, a founding director of Atlantic Southern Bank, and is active in many community organizations. Carolyn and her husband Lee have a son, a daughter, and four grandchildren.
Director of Restaurant Sustainability
Steve DePalo is the Director of Restaurant Sustainability for McDonald’s Corporation. In this position, Steve’s responsibilities encompass programs that support energy efficiency, renewable energy supply, water efficiency, and waste and recycling including food donation and coffee grounds recycling in McDonald’s U.S. Restaurants. Prior to his current role, Steve served as the Director of Energy and as a Director in the Sustainability Department. He was the key architect of McDonald’s Energy Risk Management program, which focusses on lowering costs and managing energy price risk in regulated and deregulated markets for corporate and franchised restaurants. This program has saved McDonald’s restaurants more than $120 Million over 12 years. A 13-year veteran of McDonald’s, Steve started his career with McDonald’s as National Energy Manager in 2004, and was promoted to Director of Energy in 2009. Under Steve’s direction, McDonald’s received the Energy Star Partner of the Year Award for energy management, the first and only restaurant company to win Energy Star Partner of the Year. Steve spent 14 years in the utility industry, in various roles ranging from distribution system engineering and design, to key account and national account management.
Jennifer J. Griffin
Loyola University Chicago
Endowed Chair of Business Ethics and Professor of Strategy
Dr. Jennifer J. (Jenn) Griffin, Raymond C. Baumhart, S.J., Endowed Chair of Business Ethics and Professor of Strategy at Loyola University Chicago, examines how to craft strategy to innovatively (or not) address critical business impacts. An internationally-recognized educator, she annually leads corporate strategy, social impact, and strategy-oriented CSR workshops for Australian, Chilean, and U.S. executives as well as periodically in Brazil, India and Lebanon. Jenn has also earned the highest educator awards at George Washington University’s School of Business including the Teaching Excellence Award, the MBA Teaching Award, and was nominated by students for the National Inspire Integrity Award. Award-winning author of the Academy of Management 2017 Best Book Award, SIM Division, for her Cambridge University Press book, "Managing Corporate Impacts: Co-Creating Value," Jenn has received numerous research awards and grants. Jenn is a past Division Chair of the Academy of Management’s SIM Division, a former General Electric engineer, and currently a Board Member of Keep America Beautiful.
Director of Datacenter Sustainability
In mid-2016, Jim Hanna joined Microsoft as the company’s first director of datacenter sustainability, providing strategic environmental direction in the fields of land-use, green building, energy and water to the company’s growing cloud computing platform. Previously, Jim served 10 years as Director of Environmental Impact for Starbucks, where he led the company’s overall sustainability function and contributed to enterprise-wide initiatives that supported green building, energy conservation, international procurement, recycling and waste reduction efforts. He also served as Starbucks external voice and policy advocate for its sustainability vision and platform. Prior to Starbucks, Jim served as Director of Environmental Affairs for Xanterra Parks & Resorts at Yellowstone National Park. In the position, he oversaw Xanterra’s many progressive environmental initiatives in its operations as the primary concessionaire in the park. Before escaping to Yellowstone, he worked as Director of Operations for Teris Environmental in Los Angeles, managing the company’s seven regional offices in North America. A native of Olympia, Washington, Jim earned a BS in Environmental Sciences from Washington State University and is a U.S. Green Building Council LEED-accredited professional.
Senior Manager, CSR Environmental Sustainability
Ty Hodge is Senior Manager of CSR Environmental Sustainability at Cox Enterprises. In his role, Ty oversees employee programs and community partnerships that support and promote Cox Conserves initiatives. The vision of Cox Conserves is to drive positive environmental change at Cox – inside the organization, among stakeholders and within communities. The program’s goals are to send zero waste to landfill by 2024, and to be carbon and water neutral by 2044. Prior to joining Cox in 2014, Ty held several roles in Corporate Social Responsibility including positions at The Home Depot and Hands On Atlanta. Ty also spent time working at a startup called RockCorps, whose mission was to introduce teens to volunteerism by leveraging the power of music and live-concert events. This was the first time volunteering for many of the teens who participated and is one of Ty’s proudest and most rewarding professional experiences. Ty has dedicated his 14-year career to creating opportunities for people to connect with causes and issues that make their companies, communities and the world a little better. Keep America Beautiful’s mission to inspire and educate people to take action resonates with Ty’s own belief that everyone has the power to make a difference and it begins by doing what they can in their own lives. Ty was born in the Caribbean and grew up in a musical family, singing and performing with his dad who was a popular calypsonian. Ty’s love for music grew to include all creative and performing arts, which remain a personal passion for him.
Kim Jeffery *
North Castle Partners
Kim Jeffery, formerly the Chairman and CEO of Nestlé Waters North America, brings 45 years of consumer products experience in the areas of sales, marketing, M&A, manufacturing, logistics, sustainability, and finance to our firm and our portfolio companies. After beginning his career at Kraft Foods and joining PepsiCo, Kim joined The Perrier Group of America in 1978, starting as a Division Manager and working his way through the ranks to President and CEO in 1992 when Nestle purchased the company’s global holdings. He successfully managed the journey from entrepreneurial startup to mature multi-billion dollar market leader by focusing on organizational development and utilizing a values-based leadership model, which created a high performance culture. During his tenure as CEO, Nestlé Waters grew from $650 million in revenue with a 24 percent market share to $4.7 billion in sales and a 40 percent market share to become the leading bottled water company in North America as well as the third largest non-alcoholic beverage company in the U.S. At the time of his retirement in 2014, Nestlé Waters’ sales had grown to $4.7 billion and employed 8,000 people. Kim currently serves as the Chairman of the Board of Sprout, and on the Board of Directors of Kendall Jackson Family Wines, Pratt/Visy Industries of Melbourne, Australia, Carbonlite Industries, and Stew Leonard’s Markets. In addition to serving on the board of Keep America Beautiful, he also serves on the boards of The Connecticut Council for Education Reform and the Boys and Girls Club of Greenwich, Connecticut, and on the Leadership Council of Americares. He is also an honorary board member of Kids In Crisis, based in Greenwich, and co-chaired the capital campaign to raise $8 million to unite the nursery shelter and the teen shelter in the same location. Mr. Jeffery previously served on the Board of Contigo, a North Castle portfolio company.
Resource Recycling Systems
Vice President & Principal
Anne Johnson is a Principal and Vice President at Resource Recycling Systems, where she is helping to lead its Corporate Sustainability Practice. She joined RRS from the nonprofit, GreenBlue, where she was the Director of the internationally recognized Sustainable Packaging Coalition. During that time, Anne helped lead SPC in becoming the prominent voice on sustainability for the packaging industry. Known for her thought leadership in packaging and recovery, she has worked as an advisor to numerous companies and trade groups. She spent six years at the design consultancy of William McDonough and Michael Braungart, where she worked on cradle-to-cradle product design. One of Anne’s career’s goals has been to make environmental and technical issues accessible to business and develop innovative ways of getting supply chain partners to work together. She has more than 20 years of multi-disciplinary experience in management consulting, environmental engineering, and systems engineering approaches to improve materials, products and processes. She lives in Charlottesville, Virginia.
Greg Jozwiak *
Corporate Vice President, Integrated Supply Chain
Greg Jozwiak is Corporate Vice President of Integrated Supply Chain for Dow. Greg's responsibilities include the end-to-end management of customer service, planning and scheduling, logistics and invoice-to-cash across 45,000 customer locations from shipping sites in 160 countries while working with more than 2,000 logistics partners. Integrated Supply Chain supports Dow’s market-driven, industry-leading portfolio of advanced materials, industrial intermediates, and plastics businesses that deliver a broad range of differentiated technology-based products and solutions for customers in high-growth markets that include packaging, infrastructure, and consumer care. During his 30-year career with Dow, Greg has business experience in the packaging, automotive and building and construction industries with product and application knowledge across plastics, elastomers, adhesives and insulation materials. He also has functional experience in supply chain, purchasing, shared services, and customer service. Greg has a passion for creating an inclusive and diverse workplace across his global organization, finding more sustainable solutions based on optimizing supply chains and moderizing the customer and employee experience through digitalization. In addition to serving on Keep America Beautiful's board of directors and executive committee, Greg also serves on several company initiatives that support STEM education and community welfare. Greg earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Packaging Engineering from Michigan State University and certification of executive global leadership from the American Graduate School of International Management. Greg is married with two children and his spare time is spent enjoying family, fitness, sports, outdoors, travel, and cars.
Coca-Cola North America
Vice President of Environment, Sustainability, Safety & Technical Information
Bruce Karas is the Vice President of Environment & Sustainability for Coca-Cola North America. In this role, he leads the environmental sustainability strategy development and implementation for Coca-Cola in North America. He has more than 20 years of experience as an environmental, health and safety professional and has practiced in a wide range of industrial operations in the U.S., Canada and China. Bruce is a Certified Industrial Hygienist in Comprehensive Practice, a Certified Safety Professional and is a Registered Occupational Hygienist in Canada. Prior to joining Coca-Cola North America, he held positions in occupational health and safety at Owens Corning and General Dynamics. He serves on the boards of a number of other environment and conservation organizations, including Piedmont Park Conservancy, the National Association for Environment Management, and the Institute for Georgia Environmental Leadership.
The Boeing Company
Director, Trade Associations
Maureen Knightly currently serves as the Director for Trade Associations with the Boeing Company. In this position, she is the lead liaison with the company’s member trade associations, working to shape and influence association support on issues critical to Boeing’s success. Prior to joining Boeing, she was the Director for the Office of Communications at the Peace Corps. She put the agency on the cutting edge of modern digital communications and created new opportunities for telling the Peace Corps story. She was a driving force behind Let Girls Learn, the agency’s partnership with First Lady Michelle Obama, and managed crisis communications for the agency, including its response to the Ebola epidemic in Western Africa. While the Deputy Director for Public Affairs at the U.S. Department of Transportation, Maureen supported communications around the Department’s safety mission and the Obama Administration’s work to revitalize the economy. Maureen also served as Communications Director for now-retired U.S. Senator Tom Harkin (D-IA) where she was the senator’s chief spokesperson and media strategist. There, she worked on a range of issues including education, nutrition and health, as well cutting-edge medical research. In the private sector, she has also worked for both Powell Tate/Weber Shandwick and Edelman, and spent time as an independent communications consultant. A Chicago native, Maureen is a graduate of Marquette University and the Les Aspin Center for Government in Washington, D.C.
Helen Lowman *
Keep America Beautiful
President & CEO
Helen Lowman joined Keep America Beautiful as President & CEO in May 2017 with more than 20 years of leadership experience in the areas of international diplomacy and development, youth engagement, environmental education, disaster resilience, global leadership, volunteerism, social justice and human rights. From 2010 to 2017, Helen served as an appointee of the President of the United States in the senior foreign service and the senior executive service. Prior to joining Keep America Beautiful, she was Director-Individual and Community Preparedness at the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) in Washington, D.C., overseeing programs to increase citizen and community preparedness while encouraging disaster and crisis resilience. Previously, she served in a variety of roles with the Peace Corps, directing Peace Corps’ largest U.S. headquarters’ office and working with leadership on strategic reforms related to volunteer recruitment and admittance. She earlier served as Regional Director-Europe, Middle East and Asia, Peace Corps’ largest geographic region. Earlier in her career, she managed environmental education events and initiatives with the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ). While in Texas, she served on the Board of Directors of two Keep America Beautiful Affiliates: Keep Austin Beautiful and Keep El Paso Beautiful. Helen, who speaks four languages, is a graduate of Austin College and received her Master's degree in International Economics and Development from the University of Denver, Joseph Korbel School of International Studies. She is currently pursuing her Ph.D. at Antioch University, Graduate School of Leadership and Change. She is a Board member of PYXERA Global and was a Peace Corps volunteer for three years in Thailand.
Keep Tennessee Beautiful
Missy Marshall serves as Executive Director of Keep Tennessee Beautiful (KTnB). In this position she provides direction, management, and supervision for KTnB staff, leadership to 30 Keep America Beautiful affiliates in Tennessee, and a 21-member citizen advisory board appointed by Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam. During Missy’s tenure, March has been recognized as “Keep Tennessee Beautiful Month” by Governor Haslam. She has been instrumental in gaining five new Keep America Beautiful affiliates in Tennessee, as well as being instrumental in establishing fruitful partnerships with the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA), former University of Tennessee football coach Phillip Fulmer, 2013 CNN Hero of the Year Chad Pregracke, and Guy Gilchrist, cartoonist of Nancy and Sluggo. These partnerships have furthered the KTnB mission to inspire and educate people to take action every day to improve and beautify their community environment. Since joining the KTnB staff in July 2013, Missy has also led her team to receive numerous Keep America Beautiful National Awards. Missy came to KTnB with over 20 years of experience in public service. She began her career in state government as a public health educator for the Tennessee Department of Health. Over the course of her career, she has held several executive positions, serving as legislative liaison for eight state departments, nine commissioners and on the team of three Governors. Prior to her appointment at KTnB, Missy served nine years as Director of Communications and External Affairs for the Tennessee Department of Intellectual and Development Disabilities (DIDD). A Maryville native, she received a bachelor of science in communication from Middle Tennessee State University, where she focused on public relations and minored in business administration. She is also a graduate of LEAD Tennessee, the state government’s premier leadership training initiative.
Victor Mehren *
Vic Mehren was most recently the Chief Operating Officer of Mars Wrigley Confectionery U.S., part of the world’s largest manufactuer of chocolate, confections, gum and mints. In that role, Vic oversaw ongoing strategic and business operations across an organization of nearly 6,000 Associates, supporting a multi-billion dollar portfolio of iconic global brands that include M&M’S®, SNICKERS®, SKITTLES®, STARBURST®, ORBIT® and ALTOIDS®. Vic began his career at Wrigley in 2002 as part of sales, and held a variety of roles before transitioning to marketing in 2005. After that, he successfully led the launch of the 5 GUM® brand in 2006. In 2011, he led marketing strategy and execution for Wrigley’s entire gum portfolio, and later moved on to be the General Manager of both Mars Chocolate in Canada as well as Mars Ice Cream and Snacks, building a strong track record of driving profitable growth in both businesses. Most recently, Vic was the General Manager for Wrigley U.S. where he was responsible for strategy, marketing, sales and supply chain for the multi-billion dollar segment of fruity confections, gum and mints. Prior to joining Mars, Vic held a variety of sales, category management and customer marketing positions with E&J Gallo Winery, PowerBar and Imagicast, a technology start-up. His expertise is well-respected and sought-after in the consumer goods industry. Vic holds a bachelor’s degree in marketing from Eastern Illinois University and a MBA from University of Chicago Booth School of Business. You can connect with Vic on LinkedIn.
Philip Morris USA, Inc.
Senior Vice President, Smokeable Manufacturing
Greg Ray serves as Senior Vice President, Smokeable Manufacturing, of Philip Morris USA (PM USA) where he oversees PM USA’s smokeable tobacco brands. He has held this position since November 2013. Greg most recently served as Vice President, Manufacturing, for U.S. Smokeless Tobacco Company where he oversaw Smokeless Tobacco Processing and Manufacturing. During his more than 20 years with the Altria family of companies, Greg has held a variety of positions in Quality and Compliance, Altria Consumer Engagement Services, PM USA Manufacturing and Research, Development and Engineering. While Director of Plant Operations for the Park 500 facility, he led the construction of an innovative Natural Treatment System to reduce levels in treated wastewater from tobacco processing. Greg is a graduate of Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.
Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful
Shannon Reiter, president of Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful, has been with the organization since 2004. Shannon led the organization through various changes including a complete restructuring in 2005 and a merger in 2009. She spearheaded the nation's most comprehensive research effort on illegal dumping with the goal to significantly reduce illegal dumping in Pennsylvania. Shannon brings extensive nonprofit management and governance experience to the Keep America Beautiful Board of Directors as it continues to lead its evolution as the nation's leading community improvement nonprofit organization. Shannon loves to plan adventures for her family and friends, spend time outside, and enjoys running, reading and spending time outdoors. She lives outside of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, with her husband Bryan, two children Sydney (12) and Christian (10) and dogs, River Joy and Hermes.
American Chemistry Council
Vice President, Plastics Division
Steve Russell joined the American Chemistry Council in 1995 and is currently the Vice President of the Plastics Division, where he leads solutions-oriented programs, scientific research and public outreach on the sustainability of plastics. Steve has played a key role in supporting the availability and use of life cycle information on plastics, and has launched a number of innovative programs to increase plastic recycling and address marine debris. In previous roles Steve has participated in the development of chemicals management and product stewardship programs and policies in the US and Europe, and with various multilateral organizations. He has served on a Federal advisory committee on chemicals policy, and created a voluntary industry initiative to generate and make publicly available critical health and safety information on industrial chemicals. Steve earned a BA from the University of Kansas and a JD from California Western School of Law.
Wes Schultz, Ph.D.
California State University
Professor of Psychology
Wesley Schultz is Dean of Graduate Studies, and Professor of Psychology at California State University. His work focuses on social psychology, particularly in the areas of environmental education and conservation behavior. As a Board member, he aims to incorporate basic principles of behavioral science into Keep America Beautiful activities.
Vice President, Corporate Responsibility
Jennifer Silberman is Vice President, Corporate Responsibility for Target. She leads the company’s commitment to create positive economic, social and environmental impact in the local and global communities it serves. She has direct responsibility for the company’s corporate responsibility strategy and priorities. Jennifer joined Target from Hilton, where she served as Chief of Staff to the President and CEO as well as Vice President of Corporate Responsibility. She was hired as Hilton’s first Vice President of Corporate Responsibility, creating a formalized function focused on delivering long-term results for the company’s hotel and timeshare operations, societal impact and shareholder value. She led a global team responsible for the strategy, integration and implementation of Hilton’s corporate responsibility initiatives across more than 4,500 hotels globally. Jennifer also led a multi-year, multi-stakeholder global initiative to uncover and embed Hilton’s purpose throughout the organization. She is regarded as an expert in corporate responsibility and has more than 20 years of experience working globally in the areas of economic development, sustainability, human rights, women’s empowerment and youth opportunity. Jennifer holds a M.A. in International Economics and Latin American Studies from Johns Hopkins University's Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) and a B.A. with honors in Latin American Studies from Mount Holyoke College. She currently serves on the board of ECPAT and Net Impact, and is co-chair of the Sustainability Steering Group of The Consumer Goods Forum.
Vice President, Corporate Social Responsibility
Adam Warrington leads Anheuser-Busch’s corporate social responsibility team, overseeing the three pillars of A-B’s Better World platform: Community Affairs, overseeing the Anheuser-Busch Foundation and disaster relief initiatives, including the company’s emergency drinking water program in coordination with the American Red Cross. His responsibilities also include Anheuser-Busch's Responsible Drinking strategy and programming, including Budweiser’s Drink Wiser platform, a 360-degree campaign created to encompass both alcohol-impaired driving and binge drinking while engaging colleagues and wholesalers to become stronger ambassadors for the company’s responsible drinking commitments, and its sustainability communications and storytelling, including sharing progress on the company’s 2025 Sustainability Goals.
Previously, Adam led communications and education for The High End, Anheuser-Busch’s business unit devoted to the company’s craft and import beer brands. While with The High End, Adam led communications for all BU brands as well as planning and executing M&A announcements for 11 craft partners, including Blue Point Brewing Co. in New York City, Elysian Brewing Co. in Seattle and Karbach Brewing Co. in Houston. Additionally, Warrington co-created Elevate, The High End’s 360-degree platform aimed at identifying new opportunities (solar panels, date coding), while focusing others (local charitable donations, category education) for the company’s 12 craft partners. Adam joined Anheuser-Busch in 2013 as senior director, corporate communications. Prior to A-B, he was an executive director at PR agency Golin, where he first started working in the beer industry. He also worked at ArcelorMittal, the world’s largest steel company, where he was responsible for external communications in the U.S. A shared purpose in wanting to leave the planet cleaner and most sustainable for future generations drove Adam to join the Keep America Beautiful board of directors.
Dart Container Corporation
Corporate Director of Recycling Programs
Michael Westerfield is Corporate Director of Recycling Programs for Dart Container Corporation, a manufacturer of foodservice containers made with paper, bagasse, PLA, PET, PP, PS, and EPS. Michael began his career with Dart in 1992 and is responsible for creating recovery opportunities for foodservice packaging. Dart has pioneered onsite, mail-back, drop-off, and curbside recycling programs for PS foam and has recycling operations as most of its facilities. Michael is currently on the Board of Directors for the Association of Plastic Recyclers (APR), the National Association for PET Container Resources (NAPCOR), and Keep California Beautiful. He is also an active member of the Foodservice Packaging Institute’s Paper Recovery Alliance, Plastics Recovery Group, and Foam Recycling Coalition. He is proud to be on the board of Keep America Beautiful because tackling litter, improving recycling, and beautifying our communities is very important to him. When Michael is not working to develop more access to recycling, you can find him with his family mountain bike riding or working on some sort of home improvement project.
Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries, Inc. (ISRI)
Robin Wiener leads the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries, Inc. (ISRI), the Washington, D.C.-based trade association representing approximately 1,600 private, for-profit companies in more than 36 countries throughout the globe that process, broker and industrially consume scrap commodities (including scrap metal, paper, plastics, textiles, rubber and electronics). ISRI provides advocacy, education and training, safety outreach, compliance assistance, QEHS certification, and more for the $90 billion industry, while also promoting public awareness of the vital role recycling plays in the U.S. economy, global trade, the environment, and sustainable development. She joined ISRI in 1989 to direct the association’s environmental compliance activities and was appointed executive director in 1997. In March 2000, ISRI’s board conferred on her the title of president. As part of her role representing the scrap recycling industry, Robin was appointed to the Industry Trade Advisory Committee on Steel (ITAC-12) by the Secretary of Commerce and the United States Trade Representative. ITAC-12 provides detailed policy and technical advice, information, and recommendations to the Secretary and the USTR regarding trade barriers, negotiation of trade agreements, and implementation of existing trade agreements affecting the steel sector. Prior to joining ISRI, Ms. Wiener worked on environmental technical and policy issues for ICF Incorporated and Uniroyal, Inc. She has also worked for the Washington office of the law firm of Sidley and Austin. An attorney and engineer, Ms. Wiener earned a J.D. degree cum laude from the Georgetown University Law Center and a B.S.E. degree in chemical engineering from the University of Pennsylvania.
Honorary Chair, America Recycles Day
Peggy Jacober is serving as the 2019 America Recycles Day Honorary Chair, after a two-decade career with Anheuser-Busch.. She started her career in the Consumer Awareness & Education division at Anheuser-Busch as a communications associate and, at her departure, served as the Director of A-B's Corporate Social Responsibility and Better World. Previously, Peggy was Vice Chair of Keep America Beautiful's Board of Directors.
Chief Financial Officer
Vision for America Award Dinner Honorary Chair
Howard Ungerleider is Chief Financial Officer of DowDuPont, a $73 billion holding company comprised of The Dow Chemical Company and DuPont with the intent to form independent, publicly traded companies in agriculture, materials science and specialty products sectors. He also serves as Chief Financial Officer for the Materials Science Division of DowDuPont. Prior to his role at DowDuPont, Howard was Vice Chairman and Chief Financial Officer of Dow, a global materials science company with 2016 sales of $48 billion. In this role, he was a member of Dow’s most senior executive committee that set the strategic direction, defined priorities, established corporate policy, and managed governance and enterprise-level decisions for the company. He also had executive oversight for Dow AgroSciences, Dow’s Corporate Strategy Development, Corporate Planning, Finance, and Information Technology & Business Services. He joined Dow in 1990 and his career has spanned a wide variety of commercial, business, financial, geographic, functional and enterprise-level leadership roles. He was appointed CFO of DowDuPont in May 2016 effective upon the close of the merger transaction between Dow and DuPont, which occurred on Aug. 31, 2017. A vocal advocate for a safe, inclusive and supportive workplace for all employees, Ungerleider serves as the executive sponsor for Dow’s largest employee network, GLAD – the company’s resource group for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender employees and allies. Ungerleider earned a Bachelor's degree from the University of Texas in Austin and a Master's degree in Business Administration from UCLA. He chairs the Member's Committees of Dow AgroSciences and Dow Corning Corporation; serves on the Boards of Directors of Wolverine Bancorp (NASDAQ: WBKC), Mid-Michigan Baseball Foundation, Keep America Beautiful and the Board of Trustees of The Rollin M. Gerstacker Foundation; and is a member of the Executive Committee of the Business Leaders for Michigan business roundtable.