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WEC announces 2013 board and new initiatives

WEC Announces New Board Leadership and New Initiatives

Washington, DC-- January 28, 2013. 
The World Environment Center (WEC) today announced the appointment of new leadership to its Board of Directors and the appointment of four new Board members.  Assuming the position of Board Chair will be Mike Barry, Head of Sustainable Business at Marks & Spencer. Mr. Barry succeeds Jeff Seabright, Vice President for Environment & Water Resources at The Coca-Cola Company. Peter Schnurrenberger, Vice President and Group SHE Officer at Roche, and Clay G. Nesler, Vice President of Global Energy & Sustainability of Johnson Controls, will serve as Vice Chairs for 2013.  Paul Hagen, Principal at Beveridge & Diamond was selected as Board Secretary. 

New Board appointments include: Claus Conzelmann, Vice President and Head of Safety, Health & Environmental Sustainability at Nestlé; Linda J. Fisher, Chief Sustainability Officer of DuPont; Liz Maw, Chief Executive Officer of Net Impact; and Beth Stevens, Senior Vice President, Corporate Citizenship, Environment & Conservation, The Walt Disney Company. 

“Each of these individuals is an outstanding leader in the advancement of sustainable business across the world, and they will provide the direction and oversight to strengthen the World Environment Center’s role as a premier business solutions organization,” stated Terry F. Yosie, President and CEO of WEC, “I want to especially acknowledge Jeff Seabright’s bold leadership and many contributions to further differentiate WEC’s global strategy during his service as Chair.” 

WEC has also committed to expanding the transparency of its governance.  It has recently made public its most recent IRS Form 990 filing and will continue to do so in future years.  WEC will also make public reports submitted by its independent auditor.

For a complete list of WEC’s Board of Directors and other information, please visit, and for the official press release please visit

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