Staff

Administration & Finance

Jennifer Lawson

President and CEO
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Prior to joining Keep America Beautiful, Jenny Lawson was Chief Civic Innovation Officer at Points of Light leading forward-thinking initiatives, partnerships, and campaigns to advance the mission of Points of Light around the world since 2012. Jenny designed, lead, and championed programs and research to aid companies in achieving their social change goals through the actions of their employees including The Corporate Service Council of leading brands, The Civic 50 ranking of community-minded companies and a newly developed digital community – The Community for Employee Civic Engagement (CECE). She was also the executive sponsor of Listen. Learn. Act to End Racism, Points of Light’s partnership with Morehouse College and served as an advisor to the National Trust for Civic Infrastructure.

Jenny came to Points of Light from the Pew Center on Global Climate Change (now C2ES), where she led Make an Impact, a global campaign focused on energy efficiency and environmental awareness with some of the nation’s largest companies. Lawson also served as Director of the Office of the President at the Nature Conversancy’s national headquarters, leading initiatives to engage corporate thought-leaders in sustainability efforts. Her career began with community development and affordable housing advocacy in northern Virginia, where she served as the founding Executive Director of the Alliance for Housing Solutions and continues to serve as the board chair today.

She is a graduate of the University of Virginia where she studied Philosophy and Mathematics.

Affiliate Services

Becky Lyons

Chief Operating Officer
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Becky Lyons, currently Keep America Beautiful’s Chief Operating Officer, has been with the national nonprofit for 30 years. In this role, she is responsible for managing the day-to-day operations of the organization, employee relations, and program oversight. In addition to the role of COO, she has, for the past 20 years, managed Keep America Beautiful’s national network of nearly 700 local, state and international affiliates. In this role, her responsibilities include program development, training and conferences, grant management, and the development of resource materials and publications for Keep America Beautiful’s community-based network of affiliates. She also manages the stewardship and fundraising for a portfolio of corporate partners. Becky graduated from Fairfield University in Fairfield, Connecticut, with a Bachelor of Arts.

Isaac Nicholson

Affiliate Operations Regional Director, Central

Jason Smith

Affiliate Operations Regional Director, West

Mallory Coffey

Affiliate Operations Regional Director, East

Elizabeth Stover

VISTA Leader at Keep America Beautiful

Programs

David Scott PhD

Senior Director of Research, Monitoring & Evaluation
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David Scott, Ph.D., joined Keep America Beautiful in 2019 as Senior Director, Research, Monitoring & Evaluation. David oversees research in support of the Keep America Beautiful mission, and data and evaluation strategies to help understand the impact of the organization and its network of more than 600 community-based affiliates. For more than two decades, David has worked at the intersection of data, analytics, evaluation, and technology to demonstrate the social impact of nonprofits, corporations, and foundations. Most recently, David directed research and evaluation activities at VentureWell, a nonprofit that cultivates a global pipeline of innovators and entrepreneurs. Prior to VentureWell, David oversaw business intelligence and evaluation activities at Timshel, a social impact technology and strategy firm. David began his career in the Survey and Evaluation Research Laboratory at Virginia Commonwealth University after receiving his Ph.D. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Randy Hartmann

Senior Director, Affiliate Operations
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Randy Hartmann is Senior Director, Affiliate Operations, for Keep America Beautiful. Randy leads a dedicated team of professionals who provide programs, technical assistance and resources to the nonprofit’s 650 local affiliates to help motivate individuals to build and foster sustainable communities. Prior to joining Keep America Beautiful, Randy served as the COO for the Association County Commissioners of Georgia and, prior to that, he directed the Office of Environmental Management for the Georgia Department of Community Affairs, which included the Keep Georgia Beautiful program. He transitioned the office from having a sole focus on solid waste management to providing environmental sustainability assistance to local officials. Randy has decades of government experience in solid waste management planning, recycling, composting, and disposal operations in Ohio and Iowa.

April Wennerstrom

Training Director

Grady McGahan

Director, RETREET

Thea Michailides

Director of Operations

Marketing & Communications

Noah Ullman

Chief Marketing Officer
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Noah Ullman was named Keep America Beautiful’s Chief Marketing Officer & Digital Transformation Lead in June 2018. In this role, Noah is responsible for all Keep America Beautiful marketing functions, including guiding the more than 65-year-old brand’s digital marketing initiatives. Prior to joining Keep America Beautiful, Noah held various sales, marketing, and business development roles across a 20-plus year career, including creating more than 20 product launches from Fortune 50 companies to entrepreneurial ventures. Most recently, Noah was the Director, Technology Consulting for BlumShapiro Consulting, New England’s top regional business advisory firm. Prior to his role at BlumShapiro, Noah had a 10-year stint at Microsoft, where he launched innovative technologies through partnerships and audiences including three years overseas leading Microsoft’s audience marketing effort in Central and Eastern Europe. In addition to his business background, Noah is an inventor with several U.S. and international patents.

Tim Shephard

Senior Creative Director of Marketing
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Tim Shephard comes to Keep America Beautiful with a strong background in storytelling and videography – including the founding of his own nonprofit. Tim earned his degree in Media Communications and Film Production and has worked in Hollywood, on the Olympics, in commercial enterprises, and has run his own business. He also brings a strong mission focus maintaining a decade plus long history of volunteerism.

Abby Turpin

Director of Communications

Kelly Morris

Special Events Manager

Development

Abby Horrigan

Director, Corporate Initiatives

Kim Svoboda

Director, Corporate Initiatives

Debbie Linehan

Advancement Director

David Wheeler

Foundation and Government Grants

Keep America Beautiful Branches

Malkia King

Executive Director, Keep America Beautiful-Newark

Sue Smith

Executive Director, Keep America Beautiful-Chicago