What Matters Most?

Attendees at this session learned what’s next for state leaders with regard to energy and the environment. Former Wyoming Gov. Dave Freudenthal shared his experiences as leader of one of the most active states for natural resource development. He also discussed the challenges facing states in the coming months and years. This session also featured a discussion about the growing role sustainability plays in the management and balance sheets of private sector companies.

2012 National Conference

CSG Energy & Environment Policy Task Force
Future Energy Challenges and Private Sector Sustainability
December 2, 2012

Attendees at this session learned what’s next for state leaders with regard to energy and the environment. Former Wyoming Gov. Dave Freudenthal shared his experiences as leader of one of the most active states for natural resource development. He also discussed the challenges facing states in the coming months and years. This session also featured a discussion about the growing role sustainability plays in the management and balance sheets of private sector companies.

Presentation by Teri Shanahan, Vice President of Sustainability, International Paper

"What Matters Most"

 

Teri Shanahan
Teri Shanahan is vice president of sustainability for International Paper based in Memphis, Tenn. Teri’s role was newly established early in 2012 as International Paper works to establish its global strategy regarding the triple bottom line of people, profits and planet.

Shanahan has been with International Paper since 1991, and has held positions in sales (Chicago, Newport Beach and Memphis) and marketing (Memphis, the Netherlands) and business management (Memphis). She managed International Paper’s North American merchant papers business and earlier managed its global pulp business. Prior to joining the company, she served for eight years as a commissioned officer in the U.S. Navy, and was the first woman to qualify as a Surface Warfare Officer on board a combatant ship. She earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Minnesota and a master’s degree from the Naval Postgraduate School. She is married to Tad Dutch, and they have one daughter, Haley. Teri serves on the board of directors for Shelby County Books from Birth, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving literacy in the local community. Her hobbies include horseback riding, jogging, hiking and reading. She resides with her husband and her daughter, Haley Shanahan Dutch, in Germantown, Tenn.