April 29, 2021 – Wildlife Habitat Council (WHC) announces the appointment of Sheryl Telford as the new Chair of the WHC Board of Directors. She succeeds Bill Cobb of Freeport-McMoRan, who remains on Board as Immediate Past Chair, Executive Committee.
Sheryl was recently appointed as Chief Sustainability Officer at The Chemours Company, and continues to serve as Vice President Environment, Health and Safety. She has more than three decades of experience in the environmental, safety and health fields in the government, utility and chemistry sectors.
“I am most grateful for Bill Cobb’s four years’ of service as Board Chair and welcome Sheryl for her keen insights into the ever-changing global corporate landscape and her knowledge of the value WHC can bring to corporate citizenship, sustainability, and reporting efforts,” said Margaret O’Gorman, President, WHC.
Adds Sheryl, “The work of WHC and its members makes a difference in our fight to save biodiversity around the world. I’m proud and excited to work with the outstanding people at WHC and lead the Board to further advance our positive impact.”
Other new WHC Board appointments include Connie Hergert, Vice President Real Estate & Environment of Ontario Power Generation, who will now serve as Secretary/Treasurer, and Matt Kolesar, ExxonMobil, joining the board.
Sheryl A. Telford, Chief Sustainability Officer & Vice President of EHS, The Chemours Company
Laurie Davies Adams, President and CEO, Pollinator Partnership
Connie Hergert, Vice President Real Estate & Environment, Ontario Power Generation
William E. Cobb, Vice President, Chief Sustainability Officer, Freeport-McMoRan, Inc.
Immediate Past Chair
Kevin Butt, Senior Director, Environmental Sustainability, Toyota Motor North America, Inc.
Bill Brady, Vice President, Corporate Environmental Strategy, Exelon Corporation
Greg Cekander, Vice President of Environmental Management Group, Waste Management
Edan Dionne, Vice President, Environmental, Energy & Chemical Management Programs, IBM Corporation
John Hay, Senior Vice President Government Relations, CRH Americas Materials, Inc.
Andy Hoffman, Holcim (US) Professor of Sustainable Enterprise, University of Michigan
Alan Kreisberg, Independent Consultant
Matthew Kolesar, Chief Environmental Scientist, ExxonMobil Corporation
Glen Kurowski, Head of Environmental Protection & Remediation Management, Corporate Health, Safety & Environment, Bayer
Chris Morgan, Filmmaker and Educator, Uproar
Mark Patterson, Vice President, Environment, Health and Safety Services, USA, BASF Corporation
Shawn P. Patterson, Vice President, Environmental Management & Safety, DTE Energy
Gregory Ronczka, Vice President, Environment & Sustainability, Lehigh Hanson
Greg Rose, Director of Environment, Health & Safety, Stellantis
William Steers, Independent Member