The Nature Conservancy is pleased to announce that Kim Marotta, Director of Sustainability at MillerCoors, has agreed to serve on its Wisconsin Board of Trustees. Ms. Marotta, who resides in Mequon, will help lead the Conservancy’s Wisconsin program in its efforts to conserve the state’s forests, lakes, rivers, prairies and wetlands over the next three years.
As Director of Sustainability at MillerCoors, Ms. Marotta is responsible for driving, implementing and managing MillerCoors sustainability strategy and responsibility initiatives. She works closely with the company’s parent organizations, SABMiller plc and Molson Coors Brewing Company, to drive performance in these key areas. Under her leadership, MillerCoors has partnered with The Nature Conservancy and barley farmers in Idaho’s Silver Creek watershed to improve practices of these suppliers in an effort to protect vital freshwater systems.
“Serving on the board of the Nature Conservancy in Wisconsin is a natural fit with my work with MillerCoors. As a company, we are already working hand-and-hand to protect the Silver Creek watershed. The Nature Conservancy is a well-run organization and I am looking forward to working with my peers on the board to address conservation issues across Wisconsin.”
Ms. Marotta completed her undergraduate work at Marquette University and is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Madison Law School. Prior to joining MillerCoors in 2004, she practiced law for more than 13 years, specializing in criminal defense, and served as an adjunct professor at Marquette University Law School. She was recognized by The Milwaukee Business Journal as one of the top “40 Under 40” community leaders and by Triple Pundit as one of “The 25 Hottest Sustainability Professionals.”
Ms. Marotta serves on the board for The Sustainability Consortium, Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin Foundation and LISC Advisory Council. She was a former member on several boards, including The Foundation for Alcohol Research, Milwaukee World Festivals and U.S. Bank Championship.
“Kim Marotta will be a great addition to our Board of Trustees here in Wisconsin,” said Mary Jean Huston, who directs The Nature Conservancy’s work in Wisconsin.” Her experience and expertise in sustainability planning and implementation will be a great asset to the Conservancy as we work to find ways to help people use nature more sustainably.”
The Nature Conservancy works across Wisconsin to protect the lands and waters on which all life depends. Conservancy preserves are open to the public for hiking, hunting, wildlife viewing and other recreational opportunities.
The Nature Conservancy is a leading conservation organization working around the world to protect ecologically important lands and waters for nature and people. The Conservancy and its more than 1 million members have protected nearly 120 million acres worldwide. Visit The Nature Conservancy on the Web at www.nature.org.