MIDLAND, Mich.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Jane Palmieri, business president, Dow Building & Construction, a
business group of The Dow Chemical Company (NYSE:DOW), has been selected
as a 2015 recipient of Green Building & Design’s (gb&d’s) Women
in Sustainability Leadership Award.
Green Building & Design, a magazine that promotes leading
green professionals with a mission statement of creating a more
sustainable world, created the awards to celebrate the achievements of
women who are making lasting change in the environmental arena. In
giving the awards, the magazine strives to identify, support and give
opportunities to future women in leadership.
6 edition of gb&d announced this year’s recipients and
Palmieri will be recognized at a ceremony on Nov. 19 in Washington, D.C.
“We are very proud that Jane is receiving this well-deserved accolade,”
said Neil C. Hawkins, corporate vice president, EH&S, and chief
sustainability officer. “For two decades, Jane has been a leader in
Dow’s commitment to sustainability and energy efficiency both inside and
outside the company – from helping to develop technologies to
lightweight automobiles and make solar power more accessible, to
championing Dow’s energy and climate change policy proposals.”
Hawkins added that Palmieri’s work strongly aligns with Dow’s 2025
Sustainability Goals, which seek to redefine the role of business in
society by unlocking the potential of people and science, valuing
nature, and collaborating courageously.
Palmieri, whose work at Dow has spanned marketing, sales, new business
development and business operations in several Dow businesses for 20
years, is grateful for gb&d’s acknowledgment of her efforts.
“My passion for energy efficiency didn’t truly take hold until I was
involved in the auto industry, focusing on lightweighting vehicles to
improve fuel economy,” Palmieri said. “Once I started my journey of
awareness about the impact that we all have on the environment, I became
compelled to take action. At the root of that journey is the importance
of education and awareness in driving behavioral systemic change for the
good of our planet and future generations.”
Palmieri currently serves as the industry chairman of the board for the
Alliance to Save Energy, a federation of business, government,
environmental and consumer leaders that advocates the efficient and
clean use of energy worldwide. She also serves on the board of directors
for The Franklin Institute, one of the oldest centers of science
education and development in the United States.
A member of the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) and the Society of
Women Engineers (SWE), Palmieri has served on the board of directors for
the Girl Scouts of America and the board of trustees for the Chemical
Education Foundation (CEF). She is also a trustee for the Committee for
Economic Development (CED).
Industry colleagues previously lauded her work with a Crain’s Detroit
Business 40-Under-40 Award and as one of Automotive News’
100 Leading Women in Automotive, both in 2005.
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