Executive Bios

Helen Lowman

President & CEO
Keep America Beautiful

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.

Noah Ullman

Chief Marketing Officer & Digital Transformation Lead

Noah Ullman was named Keep America Beautiful's Chief Marketing Officer and Digital Transformation Lead in June 2018. In this role, Noah is responsible for all Keep America Beautiful marketing functions, including guiding the 65-year-old brand's digital marketing initiatives. Prior to joining Keep America Beautiful, Noah held various sales, marketing, and business development roles across a 20-plus year career, including creating more than 20 product launches from Fortune 50 companies to entrepreneurial ventures. Most recently, Noah was the Director, Technology Consulting for BlumShapiro Consulting, New England's top regional business advisory firm. Prior to his role at BlumShapiro, Noah had a 10-year stint at Microsoft, where he launched innovative technologies through partnerships and audiences including three years overseas leading Microsoft's audience marketing effort in Central and Eastern Europe. In addition to his business background, Noah is an inventor with several U.S. and international patents. Contact Noah.

Becky Lyons

Chief Operating Officer
Keep America Beautiful

Becky Lyons, currently Keep America Beautiful's Chief Operating Officer, has been with the national nonprofit for 30 years. As Chief Operating Officer, a position she has held since 2009, she is responsible for managing the day-to-day operations of the organization, employee relations and program oversight. In addition to her role as COO, she has, for the past 20 years, managed Keep America Beautiful’s national network of 620 local, state and international affiliates. In this role, her responsibilities include program development, training and conferences, grant management, and the development of resource materials and publications for Keep America Beautiful's community-based network of affiliates. She also manages the stewardship and fundraising for a portfolio of corporate partners. Becky graduated from Fairfield University in Fairfield, Connecticut, with a Bachelor of Arts. Contact Becky.

Kathleen Quinn

Chief Financial Officer
Keep America Beautiful

Kathleen Quinn, a member of Keep America Beautiful's Senior Team, joined Keep America Beautiful as Finance Manager in 2008 after working on numerous special projects since 2007. In addition to managing the day-to-day finances of the organization, Kathleen’s other duties include payroll, budgeting and forecasting. Kathleen manages the external audit process and oversees the preparation of the annual tax return. She also directs all commercial insurance administration and the annual workers’ comp audit, designs the employee benefits package, and handles most human resources-related matters. Prior to joining Keep America Beautiful, Kathleen worked as a Vice President for major foreign and domestic banks in New York City and Los Angeles for more than 14  years, specializing in tax-exempt finance transactions. Most recently, Kathleen has served as an active board member of numerous volunteer organizations in her local schools and community. Kathleen is a native of New Jersey and graduated from Fairfield University in Fairfield, Connecticut, with a Bachelor of Arts degree. Contact Kathleen.