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Board of Directors
*Member of Executive Committee
Monique Oxender *
Chief Sustainability Officer
Keurig Green Mountain Inc.
Monique Oxender leads Keurig Green Mountain, Inc.'s efforts to Brew a Better World. Monique joined Keurig Green Mountain 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 Green Mountain, 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.
Vice President & Principal
Resource Recycling Systems
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.
Executive Vice President – Chief Marketing Officer
Nestle Waters North America
Antonio Sciuto, a business executive with wide international experience in marketing and sales, is the EVP/CMO and eBusiness Leader for Nestlé Waters North America, based in Stamford, Connecticut. He joined Nestlé in 2010 in the headquarters in Switzerland as Global Strategy & Organization Manager leading a performance transformation program in the sales organizations at a global level. In 2012, he led the digital transformation journey at Nestlé as Global Head of eCommerce. He started his professional career in marketing and sales, working nine years for Procter & Gamble. In 2007, he joined the management consulting firm McKinsey & Company, focusing on consumer, retailer, and organization practices. Antonio is a graduate of Bocconi University.
As Senior Vice President of Corporate Affairs and Chief Legal Officer, Barry Caldwell has primary responsibility for legal, corporate secretary, state and federal policy, corporate communications and community relations, real estate, security and aviation. He is a member of the Company’s senior leadership team and reports to David P. Steiner, president and chief executive officer. Barry serves on the boards of Keep America Beautiful, the Discovery Green Conservancy, the National Waste and Recycling Association, the National Association of Manufacturers, and the Arthur W. Page Society. He holds a Bachelor of Arts from Dartmouth College in Hanover, New Hampshire, and a Juris Doctor degree from Georgetown University Law Center in Washington, D.C.
Executive, Corporate Administration
Lowe's Companies, Inc.
Brian Peace was named corporate administration executive in 2012, and is responsible for government affairs, corporate facilities, corporate security, aviation, and corporate events and travel. He joined Lowe’s in 1997, and has previously served as senior vice president of corporate affairs and vice president of corporate communications, where he also oversaw public relations, internal communications and community relations. Brian has served on the Board of Directors of the Lowe’s Charitable and Educational Foundation since 2000. Brian earned a bachelor’s degree from Appalachian State University.
Vice President of Environment, Sustainability, Safety & Technical Information
Coca-Cola North America
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.
Executive Director / State Representative
Indiana Recycling Coalition / Indiana House District 87
State Representative Carey Hamilton (D-Indianapolis) was elected on Nov. 8, 2016, to represent Indiana House District 87. Carey is a nonprofit executive and has worked in the environmental field for more than 20 years. During that time she has managed various policy development initiatives and public outreach programs. Carey has been the Executive Director of the Indiana Recycling Coalition (IRC) since September 2008. Under her leadership, the IRC has won two national awards recognizing it as a leader among state recycling organizations.In addition, Carey co-led environmental programs for the 2012 Indianapolis Super Bowl Host Committee, she is a board member of both Keep America Beautiful and the National Recycling Coalition, a member of the IUPUI Sustainability Advisory Council, a 2011 graduate of the Stanley K. Lacy Executive Leadership Program, a 2013 graduate of the Institute for Conservation Leadership Executive Director Leadership Program, and was named one of Forty Under 40 up-and-coming leaders in 2010 by the Indianapolis Business Journal. She has a bachelor’s degree from Indiana University-Bloomington.
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.
Keep Tampa Bay Beautiful
Debra Evenson has served as Executive Director of Keep Tampa Bay Beautiful since November 2007 and has worked for the organization for more than 17 years. As Executive Director, she has led the organization through significant changes, including a merger and rebranding. Debra provides vision and motivation, expanding the organization’s visibility, presence and value in the community through program development, board member participation and a proactive approach to collaboration. Debra has worked in the nonprofit sector for more than 21 years. She is on Keep Florida Beautiful Board of Directors, President of Keep America Beautiful Affiliates of Florida, a member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP), an alumnus of Leadership Tampa Bay, and has served as Chair of the Diversity Committee of AFP Board of Directors. Debra holds positions on multiple committees in the community and is a liaison between the City of Tampa and Hillsborough County. Debra resides in Odessa, Florida, with her husband of more than 30 years, and is the mother of two daughters and proud grandmother of two.
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Greg Jozwiak *
Corporate Vice President, Integrated Supply Chain
The Dow Chemical Company
Greg Jozwiak is Corporate Vice President of Integrated Supply Chain for The Dow Chemical Company. Greg joined Dow in 1987 and held roles in sales, marketing and product management in the Plastics Packaging business prior to being named global commercial vice president for Dow’s polyethylene licensing joint venture, Univation Technologies, LLC. Subsequently, he held positions as global business director for the Elastomers business, managing director of Dow Building Solutions for Europe, Middle East, and Africa, senior global business director of Solution Polyethylene, and global vice president of asset management and supply chain for Performance Plastics. More recently, Greg was the North America commercial vice president for the Packaging & Specialty Plastics business followed by business president for the Elastomers and Electrical and Telecommunications businesses. Prior to assuming his current role, Jozwiak served as vice president of Integrated Services. Greg has extensive experience in the packaging, hygiene and medical, automotive and building and construction industries with product and application knowledge across plastics, elastomers, adhesives and insulation materials. In addition to being on Keep America Beautiful's board of directors, Greg is a member of the executive steering team for the Michigan State University (MSU) Midland Research Institute for Value Chain Creation and supports the MSU Midland STEM center. He serves as a member of the Dow National STEM Executive Council, DowPAC National Steering Team and as a Dow executive representative to the United Way of Midland County. 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.
Senior Vice President, Smokeable Manufacturing
Philip Morris USA, Inc.
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.
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.
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.
Jennifer J. Griffin
Endowed Chair of Business Ethics and Professor of Strategy
Loyola University Chicago
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 Director, Communications
American Iron & Steel Institute
Jim Woods is Senior Director of Sustainability Communications and Outreach for the American Iron and Steel Institute. In this role, Jim implements targeted communications and education strategies to promote and sustain the recycling of all steel products along with the sustainable benefits and advancements of steel. He represents the industry on several global, national and regional boards and committees, including National Recycling Coalition, National Lieutenant Governors Association, and global worldsteel committees on communications, sustainability reporting, and recycling rate methodologies. Jim has a Master of Communications from Robert Morris University and a Bachelor of Arts degree from Penn State University.
Jon Johnston recently retired from a 40-year career as a leader with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Jon had the unique opportunity to work with EPA and Congressional leaders in support of the enactment of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act (commonly referred to as Superfund) and was a key leader in the creation and implementation of the program for cleaning up the nation’s most critical hazardous waste sites. He is known for leading innovative and cost-efficient programs to implement Superfund, the Toxic Substances Control Act, the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act, the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act, and most recently the Agency’s Sustainable Materials Management program. He was an early proponent of citizen engagement and environmental justice as a member of the Federal Advisory Committee that established citizen advisory boards for the cleanup of contaminated military installations and nuclear weapons manufacturing facilities. His leadership across the EPA, military services, states and citizens led to creation of a new approach to cleaning up the nation’s contaminated properties, aligning priorities across government departments and states to eliminate unnecessary costs and undue bureaucratic procedures. He is one of the national founders of EPA’s sustainable materials management effort, working closely with state government, industry and trade associations to reimagine solid waste as economically valuable materials. A Marine Science/Biology graduate of the University of West Florida, he began his career with the Agency’s Southeast Region office as a cooperative education student.
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.
Santa Fe Natural Tobacco Company
Keith Grover has held numerous positions in Trade Marketing, Consumer Marketing and Operations over the past 20 years with Santa Fe Natural Tobacco Company, an operating company of Reynolds American Inc. In 2009, he was named Director of Sustainability. Keith is responsible for developing and integrating sustainability initiatives throughout Santa Fe Natural and participates on sustainability teams across Reynolds American. He is also responsible for corporate philanthropy and sits on the board of the Santa Fe Natural Tobacco Company Foundation. Among the achievements made by Santa Fe Natural during Keith’s tenure are Zero-Waste to Landfill Manufacturing, ISO 14064-1 carbon-neutral verification, EPA Green Power Leadership and PEFC sustainable product packaging certification. Keith is a graduate of the State University of New York at Buffalo.
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.
Director, Trade Associations
The Boeing Company
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.
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.
Peggy Jacober *
Director, Corporate Social Responsibiilty & Better World
For nearly two decades, Peggy has dedicate her career to making the world a better place. She started her career in the Consumer Awareness & Education division at Anheuser-Busch as a communications associate. And today, as the Director of A-B's Corporate Social Responsibility and Better World, she continues to be a leader and advocate of Corporate Affairs.With a background in communications, Peggy's experience covers everything from advertising and marketing to research and compliance, from corporate reputation management to social media expertise. She directs CSR and environmental marketing events and communications programs in the U.S. for both corporate and beer brands. She has worked extensively with employees, businesses, nonprofit partners, and volunteers to improve corporate reputation, increase brand advocacy, and drive consumer and community engagement. She has organized and directed corporate-sponsored events including recycling activations in festivals like Budweiser Made in America, river cleanups that were a part of A-B's World Environment Day celebration, led undersage drinking prevention programs like the Family Talk About Drinking program, and pioneered the first-ever employee social media advocacy program, which is now being expanded globally.
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.
Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful
Shannon Reiter is President of Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful. Prior to this role, she was President of PA CleanWays, where she began her career in 2004. In 2010, Shannon led the merger of the two organizations. Reiter has more than 15 years’ experience in facilitating partnerships across the public, private, and nonprofit sectors. Shannon currently serves on Keep America Beautiful’s Board of Directors as well as the Executive Committee for the State Leaders Council. Reiter also serves on the Solid Waste Advisory Committee for the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection and on multiple grant review committees for the Community Foundation of Westmoreland County, including Revitalize Westmoreland. Reiter obtained her Master of Public Administration in Public/Nonprofit Management (2003) from the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs, University of Pittsburgh.
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.
Vice President, Plastics Division
American Chemistry Council
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.
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.
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 *
President and CEO
Keep Phoenix Beautiful
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.
Chief Operating Officer
Mars Wrigley Confectionery U.S.
Vic Mehren is the Chief Operating Officer of Mars Wrigley Confectionery U.S., part of the world’s largest manufactuer of chocolate, confections, gum and mints. In his role, Vic oversees 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.
Wes Schultz, Ph.D.
Professor of Psychology
California State University
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.