SGP Announces 2023 Leaders and Board Members

Theresa Vanna and Birdley James have been elected to lead SGP Partnership

(Image courtesy SGP)

The Sustainable Green Printing Partnership (SGP), an authority in sustainable printing certifications, announces the election of new officers and board members.

The SGP officers for 2023-2024 include:

  • Theresa Vanna, Primex Plastics Corporation, chair
  • Birdley James, Miller Zell, chair-elect
  • Marci Kinter, secretary & vice chair technical
  • Doreen Monteleone, Ph.D., D2 Advisory Group/FTA, treasurer
  • Jonathan Graham, past chair
  • Will Mansfield, Eastman Kodak Co., vice chair marketing
  • Calvin Lakhan, York University, vice chair academic
  • George Fuchs, NAPIM, vice chair technology
  • Jodi Sawyer, FLEXcon, vice chair engagement

“It is exciting to welcome our new board members, who, with the entire board, will continue to create a valuable support network for those on the sustainability journey and those who have reached or are reaching the goal of certification,” says Theresa Vanna, newly elected SGP chair. “We are honored to be able to add them to our already stellar board as we work to accelerate our progress in helping members comply with the growing number of producer-responsibility legislative actions around the globe.”

The new board members, all professionals dedicated to supporting the journey to a more sustainable future, include:

  • Julie Brannen, Monadnock Paper Mills, Inc
  • Thomas Dahbura, President, Hub Labels, Inc.
  • Todd Ebersole, Strategy Director and Co-Owner, Forge Graphic Works
  • Michael Dillon, Chief Revenue Officer and Co-Owner, Meyers Printing
  • Mark Howard, VP of Graphic Services, Syracuse Label & Surround Printing
  • Gary Jones, VP of Environmental, Health, and Safety Affairs at PRINTING United Alliance
  • Kristine Peterson, Senior Portfolio Leader Graphics & Personal Auto- US & Canada, 3M

Returning SGP Board Members include:

  • Frank Bailey, Smyth Companies, LLC
  • Rosalyn Bandy, TLMI
  • Sean Carr, H&H Global
  • Ben Covert, Piedmont Plastics
  • Suzanna Eversole, REI
  • George Gilsan, Appalachian State University
  • Nicole Papadakis, Laird Plastics
  • Bryan Rose, Cooley Group
  • Kristin Spanier, Shawmut Communications Group
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Marie Fennema is the managing editor of GRAPHICS PRO, including GRAPHICS PRO Today, covering news and guidance in apparel decoration, awards and engraving, and sign and digital printing.

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