Myra Hughes Foster is a native of Columbia, SC. She received her BS and MS degrees in Microbiology from Clemson University where she was a recipient of the Raymond Sarber Fellowship Award for outstanding research from the American Society of Microbiology. S

he began her professional career with Cryovac, then a division of W R Grace and now part of Sealed Air, in August 1990. Myra has held various positions within the company including Food Technologist, Packaging Specialist, Applications Lab Manager, Marketing/New Business Development Manager, and Global Strategic Marketing Director.

Since 2019, she has led the Global Sustainability Strategy and Advocacy team and now serves as the team’s Executive Director and a new member of the corporate ESG Leadership Team. Myra has been affiliated with numerous professional and civic organizations including the American Society of Microbiology, the Institute of Food Technologists, the Women’s Foodservice Forum, and NextGen/Calibr, an affiliate of the Executive Leadership Council. She is a past Secretary/Board Trustee of the Original Six Foundation and currently serves on the board of GEMI, the Global Environmental Management Initiative, Board Member/Secretary for the Clemson University Career Workshop Advisory Board, and a member of Sealed Air’s Global Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Council.