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AMERIPEN Elects New Board Members

AMERIPEN Elects New Board Members

Media Contact: Brian Westerlind, 413-686-9198,


WASHINGTON, DC – June 7, 2023

In May, members of AMERIPEN, the American Institute for Packaging and the Environment, elected the following Board of Directors members:

Cathy Foley – Pratt Industries
Shannon Crawford Gay – WM
Michael Okoroafor – McCormick & Company
Beth Percynski – Procter & Gamble
Jennifer Ronk – Dow
Kelly Smith – Ferrero USA

Their terms run for three years beginning June 1, 2023, and they join these individuals already serving on the Board:

Scott Byrne – Sonoco
Brendan Adams – Kraft Heinz
Mark Bescher – Mondelez International
Lynn Dyer – Pactiv Evergreen
Jordan Fengel – Tetra Pak
Terry Grill – Sealed Air
Philip Rozenski – Novolex

The following individuals will continue to serve as AMERIPEN officers:

Scott Byrne – Sonoco – President
Kelly Smith – Ferrero – Vice President
Cathy Foley – Pratt Industries – Treasurer
Lynn Dyer – Pactiv Evergreen – Secretary

AMERIPEN Executive Director Dan Felton said, “We are fortunate to have the commitment from all these individuals to help guide the direction of AMERIPEN and ensure that key policy and industry audiences understand the role packaging plays in a more sustainable society, economy, and environment as we work to create packaging-related policies that are fair, effective, cost-efficient and based on science.”

AMERIPEN President Scott Byrne said, “Thank you to Mike Prentiss with Procter & Gamble who has cycled off the Board after having served on it for seven years – most recently as Immediate Past President. Thank you as well to Rob Flores with Berry Global who also completed his term on the Board this Spring.”

For more information about the AMERIPEN Board of Directors, visit:

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AMERIPEN – the American Institute for Packaging and the Environment – is a coalition of packaging industry entities dedicated to improving packaging and the environment. We are the only material-inclusive packaging policy association in the United States representing the entire packaging value chain, including materials suppliers, packaging producers, consumer packaged goods companies and end-of-life materials managers. Our Vision is for packaging to be recognized for all its benefits, including preventing waste and driving a circular economy and our Mission is to be the leading voice for the packaging industry, using science to inspire, create and advocate for sustainable solutions for the packaging value chain.

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