SGP Announces 2023 Election of New Leaders and Board Members

The Sustainable Green Printing Partnership (SGP), the leading authority in sustainable printing certifications, today announced 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,” said 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., Bennington, NH
  • Thomas Dahbura, Hub Labels, Inc., Hagerstown, MD
  • Todd Ebersole, Forge Graphic Works, Portland, OR
  • Michael Dillon, Meyers Printing, Minneapolis, MN
  • Mark Howard, Syracuse Label & Surround Printing, North Syracuse, NY
  • Gary Jones, PRINTING United Alliance, Fairfax, VA
  • Kristine Peterson, 3M, St Paul, MN

Returning SGP Board Members include:

  • Frank Bailey, Smyth Companies, LLC, Minneapolis, MN
  • Suzanna Eversole, REI, Seattle, WA
  • George Gilsan, Appalachian State University, Boone, NC
  • Calvin Lakhan, York University, Toronto, ON
  • Nicole Papadakis, Laird Plastics, Irving, TX
  • Bryan Rose, Cooley Group, Pawtucket, RI
  • Kristin Spanier, Shawmut Communications Group, Peabody, MA

SGP certification recognizes top sustainability leaders in the printing industry who complete the rigorous certification requirements and comprehensive facility audit evaluating the three areas of sustainability – people, planet and profit. Printing industry facilities, including both printers and suppliers, interested in eliminating waste, reducing energy consumption, transitioning to sustainable materials and winning new business from organizations that require sustainable printing practices should visit for more information.