To Press Releases listNov 21, 2019
Nestlé Waters North America Executive Vice President, Chief Marketing Officer Joins Stamford-Based National Community Improvement Nonprofit Board
STAMFORD, Conn. (Nov. 21, 2019) – Keep America Beautiful®, the nation’s leading community improvement nonprofit organization, announced the appointment of Yumi Clevenger-Lee, Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer of Nestlé Waters North America (NWNA), to its national Board of Directors.
Both Keep America Beautiful and NWNA are based in Stamford, Connecticut, and have a long history of working together on Keep America Beautiful programs and initiatives focusing on promoting recycling infrastructure, sustainability education, and environmental stewardship.
“Keep America Beautiful has a longstanding relationship with Nestlé Waters, and we’re pleased to add someone of Yumi’s stature to our national board,” said Helen Lowman, President and CEO, Keep America Beautiful. “She understands the importance of listening to consumers and building brands with purpose. Our organization will benefit greatly from her experience.”
Clevenger-Lee joins the 30-member board along with new appointees Ivonne Andreu
Category Business Unit Leader for Gum & Mints, Mars Wrigley, North America; Nicole Brockmueller, Senior Manager of Sustainability, Santa Fe Natural Tobacco Company; Nedra Dickson, Managing Director, Global Supplier Diversity and Sustainability Programs, Accenture; and Amandine Robin, Senior Vice President North America, Communications and Sustainability at Pernod Ricard.
"At Nestlé Waters North America, we believe that one bottle or can that ends up in a landfill or waterway, is one too many. We’re using the power of our brands to inspire consumers to think and act differently when it comes to recycling and caring for America’s natural resources. I’m proud to join the Board of Directors for Keep America Beautiful, which has been NWNA’s long-time partner in this shared effort to create a waste-free future,” said Clevenger-Lee.
Clevenger-Lee oversees marketing strategy and business development of NWNA’s brands, including Poland Spring®, Deer Park®, Nestlé® Pure Life®, Perrier®, Acqua Panna® and S. Pellegrino®, as well as the company’s work in the areas of Insights, Innovation and eBusiness. She serves on the Executive Management Team of Nestlé Waters North America, reporting to the President and Chief Executive Officer. She has experience that spans new product innovation, reinventing brands through purpose, and developing engaging consumer campaigns.
Most recently, Clevenger-Lee led marketing for Latin America at Cereal Partners Worldwide (CPW), a joint venture between General Mills and Nestlé to manufacture and market cereal globally in more than 120 markets. Based in Mexico, she was responsible for all marketing activities across 14 countries, including brand building, innovation/renovation, promotions, category advocacy, regulatory affairs, and margin expansion.
Prior to joining CPW in 2013, she spent nearly a decade in numerous marketing roles at General Mills, based in Minneapolis and Toronto, where she worked on a range of brands including Green Giant Vegetables, Cheerios and Walmart & Sam’s Club Bakeries.
About Nestlѐ Waters North America
Nestlé Waters North America offers an unrivaled portfolio of bottled water brands for healthy hydration, including Poland Spring® Brand 100% Natural Spring Water, Nestlé® Pure Life® , Perrier® and S. Pellegrino®. The company also owns and operates ReadyRefresh® by Nestlé®, a customizable water and beverage delivery service. Just Click and QuenchSM.
Based in Stamford, Connecticut with approximately 8,000 associates located in North America, we are committed to reducing our environmental footprint across our operations. We manage natural resources for long-term sustainability, and we conserve nearly 21,000 acres of natural watershed area. We currently source water for our six regional spring water brands from 47 springs across the U.S. We are also committed to creating shared value and being a good neighbor in the 140 communities where we operate in the U.S. For more information, visit us at www.nestle-watersna.com/en and follow us on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook: @NestleWatersNA.
About Keep America Beautiful
Keep America Beautiful, the nation’s leading community improvement nonprofit organization, inspires and educates people to take action every day to improve and beautify their community environment. Established in 1953, Keep America Beautiful strives to End Littering, Improve Recycling and Beautify America’s Communities. We believe everyone has a right to live in a clean, green and beautiful community, and shares a responsibility to contribute to that vision.
Behavior change – steeped in education, research and behavioral science – is the cornerstone of Keep America Beautiful. We empower generations of community and environmental stewards with volunteer programs, hands-on experiences, educational curricula, practical advice and other resources. The organization is driven by the work and passion of more than 600 Keep America Beautiful affiliates, millions of volunteers, and the collaborative support of corporate partners, social and civic service organizations, academia, municipalities, elected officials, and individuals. Join us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and YouTube. Donate and take action at kab.org.