Erin Fitzgerald

Erin Fitzgerald
Senior Vice President, Global Sustainability, Innovation Center for U.S. Dairy

Erin Fitzgerald (@fitzisit) is senior vice president, global sustainability for the Innovation Center for U.S. Dairy®, a forum for the dairy community to work together pre-competitively. She leads efforts to enhance dairy’s contributions to a more sustainable food system by examining the intersection between nutrition, health, hunger, food waste and impact. Under Erin’s leadership, the Innovation Center conducted an environmental impact assessment that led to an industry-wide voluntary carbon reduction goal of 25% by 2020. Fitzgerald is recognized as a White House Champion of Change for Sustainable and Climate-Smart Agriculture, an Aspen Institute First Movers Fellow, and a Crain’s Chicago 40 under 40 recipient. She serves on the boards of Sustainable America and Aspen Institute First Movers Fellowship Program, a board advisor to Food Waste Reduction Alliance, The Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research, National Agriculture Water Quality Assessment and was a former expert in residence at the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. She is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame.

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