Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Kathryn Buckner To Head Council Of Great Lakes Industries

Apr 10: The Board of Directors of the Council of Great Lakes Industries (CGLI), an association of major U.S. and Canadian companies and business associations committed to the sustainable development of the Great Lakes Region, announced that Kathryn Buckner, an experienced environmental lawyer, will take over as president. George Kuper, who has been president since 1994, will become chairman. He has been acting chairman since the death of former chairman Robert Stempel last year.
    CGLI works with regional stakeholders on environmental policy initiatives that benefit from a sustainable development focus. The organization seeks policy that is ecologically sustainable, promotes economic progress and utilizes the water-enriched assets of the region to support global competitiveness.
    Buckner is an experienced environmental professional with expertise in environmental stewardship, corporate social responsibility and environmental law. In addition to holding a law degree from the University of Illinois, she graduated from the University of Michigan's Erb Institute for Global Sustainable Enterprise, receiving a MBA with high distinction from the Ross School of Business and a Master of Science in Sustainable Systems from the School of Natural Resources and Environment. She currently is working to develop a strategic private sector partnership program for the Great Lakes Observing System. In a previous role as a research advisor to CGLI, she engaged members and external stakeholders in CGLI's strategic planning process.
    Access a release from CGLI (click here). Access the CGLI website for additional information (click here).
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