As a globally recognized Sustainability leader, April has more than two decades of experience working throughout the value chain in a diverse set of roles in Sustainability, Scientific & Regulatory Affairs and Quality. She helped launch Circulate Capital in 2018 and leads Investor Relations and External Affairs. Previously, she worked as Senior Director, Environment & Sustainability for The Coca-Cola Company providing leadership for the company’s environmental platform.
April has been one of the leading industry voices -- pushing forward research, coalitions and programs to help understand and tackle the marine debris issue and advancing the Circular Economy. She has developed and managed programs and collaborative efforts in partnership with government, industry and non-government organizations. She was instrumental in the founding of the Trash Free Seas Alliance and was a founding member American Institute for Packaging and the Environment. She served on the Executive Committee for the Michigan State University Center for Packaging Innovation, the Sustainable Packaging Coalition, the Ocean Exchange and currently serves on NOAA’s National Marine Sanctuaries Business Advisory Council and as an advisor for the New Materials Institute.
An active volunteer and mother of two, she was named to University of Georgia’s 40 under 40 for her impact in business, leadership, community, and philanthropic endeavors. She serves as a trustee for the 4-H Foundation and the board of directors for the University of Georgia Alumni Association, and the Captain Planet Foundation.