Director, Sustainable Packaging Coalition
Karen Hagerman is the Director of the Sustainable Packaging Coalition (SPC) at GreenBlue. In this role, she leads the project and operations teams. She brings a passion for engaging stakeholders across disciplines to work towards changing the way we interact with the environment. Her work at GreenBlue has included developing, launching, and facilitating SPC Collaboratives and building out work on policy and Extended Producer Responsibility. After a nine-year career in operations and program management as a CH-53E Helicopter Pilot in the Marine Corps, Karen shifted her energy towards addressing plastic pollution and responsible resource usage. She earned her MS in Sustainable Engineering from Villanova University, with a focus on circular and resilient systems. Karen holds a BS in Aerospace Engineering from the United States Naval Academy. Always looking for ways to improve herself and her surroundings, Karen is a trained yoga teacher, avid trail runner, and committed trash-picker-upper.