SGP Appoints Shannon Palmer as Executive Director

The Sustainable Green Printing Partnership (SGP), Seattle, Wash., an independent, non-profit organization for sustainability certification in the graphic communications industry, announces the appointment of Shannon Palmer as the group’s new executive director. Palmer brings 16 years of professional experience from across the graphic communications industry. In addition, Palmer holds an MBA in Sustainability from Bainbridge Graduate Institute (BGI).

Palmer will focus on moving SGP forward by executing an aggressive outreach program to the organization’s three target audiences: printing organizations, the print broker/buying community, and SGP Patrons. She will raise awareness of SGP and gain support from Patrons that embrace sustainability. She will also streamline the application and auditing process, and implement an SGP procurement preference program with several major print buyers.

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