Board Converting News, January 8, 2024

Paperboard Packaging Council Names Emily Leonczyk Executive Director & Vice President The Paperboard Packaging Council (PPC) has announced the promotion of Emily Leonczyk to Executive Director and Vice President. A servant leader with a strong business and nonprofit association management ca- reer — including five years in the paperboard industry — Leonczyk will oversee PPC’s operations while facilitating stakeholder collaboration and driving strategic initiatives.

Leonczyk has served PPC since 2018, first as Director of Marketing and Communications followed by a promotion to Director of Operations. Notably, her role in overseeing the 2018 rebrand of PPC underscores her contribution to shaping a modern-day vision for the organization. Leon- czyk was also crucial in guiding PPC through the COVID-19 pandemic, including the successful transition to virtual events and the subsequential resurgence of in-person engagement to pre-COVID numbers. “I am honored to serve as the Executive Director and Vice President of PPC, and grateful to the entire PPC community for their support and trust,” said Leonczyk. “It’s my commitment to listen and respond to the needs of our members and empower our passionate and hardworking team to elevate the industry for the benefit of all.” In charting the course for the potential challenges and opportunities ahead, Leonczyk underscores her commitment to thoughtful listening and cross-industry collaboration. She believes this approach will enable PPC to tailor its programs and initiatives to meet the evolving needs of its members and the industry. “My goal is to have the systems in place so that we can be agile, as- sess the impact of our programs, and ensure they positively impact our members,” she explained. Sustainability takes center stage in Leonczyk’s vision, including both the promotion of paperboard as a renewable and recyclable packaging material as well as the development of a viable future workforce. She is CONTINUED ON PAGE 16 Emily Leonczyk addresses the crowd at PPC’s recent Fall Meeting and Leader- ship Conference.


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