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AMERIPEN Welcomes New Executive Director

Monday, January 6, 2020   (0 Comments)
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Dan Felton to guide association into next decade of growth

MINNEAPOLIS (January 6, 2020) — After an extensive search led by the American Institute for Packaging and the Environment (AMERIPEN) Board of Directors, we are proud to announce that Dan Felton has accepted the position of executive director.

A well-known leader in the state government affairs arena for nearly 20 years, Dan has worked within the bottled water, credit card, healthcare and information management industries. He is particularly passionate about environmental, sustainability and packaging issues and has lobbied extensively in those areas at the state and federal levels. Dan has chaired committees and led task forces for several national trade associations and has served on the board of the State Government Affairs Council (SGAC) where he is a graduate of the their nationally recognized professional certificate programs. In addition to his government affairs work, Dan has run the finances and served on the board of a nationally recognized theatre education non-profit and has been involved with the Commission on Presidential Debates since 2000 in support of their quad-annual presidential and vice presidential debates, managing ticketing, seating and security issues. A graduate of Gustavus Adolphus College in Minnesota, Dan has lived in the Washington, DC, area for nearly 30 years. 

“We are confident that Dan’s industry knowledge, leadership skills, and advocacy experience will continue the organization’s success and give shape to AMERIPENs’ vision,” says Lee Anderson, AMERIPEN President. “His ideas and passion for expanding AMERIPEN’s reach and impact will be crucial in the coming years.”

“I am thrilled with this opportunity to provide leadership to AMERIPEN as we advance important public policy for the North American packaging industry,” says AMERIPEN Executive Director Dan Felton.



AMERIPEN represents the North American packaging value chain by providing public policy makers with fact-based, material-neutral, scientific information. AMERIPEN is the only organization exclusively focused on U.S. public policy for the entire packaging industry. We advocate on behalf of the entire packaging value chain – from material producers, to brand owners, to recycling partners – before state legislatures and collaborate with stakeholders to advance the packaging industry’s public policy objectives. Our mission is to lead the packaging industry through advocacy based on science and enhance understanding of the role packaging plays in a more sustainable society, economy and environment.

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