Submitted: The Two Sides Team February 26, 2020
Two Sides North America is pleased to announce that Kathi Rowzie has joined the organization as vice president of operations. An accomplished communications, public affairs and sustainability professional, her career spans more than 30 years in corporate and consulting roles with Fortune 500 companies, including extensive experience in the paper and forest products industry. For the past five years, she was vice president of communications and public affairs at Verso Corporation. During her previous paper industry career at International Paper, she was both executive communications counsel to the chairman from 2013 to 2015 and communications leader for the company’s Printing and Communications Papers and Coated Papers businesses and their 12 paper mills from 2003 to 2006. Among her other responsibilities, she worked with many of the industry’s leading organizations, campaigns and coalitions, including the Coalition for a 21st Century Postal Service and Coalition for Paper Options.
As a sustainability issues management and communications consultant, Kathi helped guide paper industry customers in the development of innovative sustainability strategies, programs, responsible paper procurement policies and communications, and in their response to the claims and demands of ENGOs. She has authored sustainability-related feature articles and more than a dozen CSR annual reports, and was instrumental in helping Two Sides North America launch many of its initial educational and marketing materials. She began her corporate career at GEICO, where for nearly a decade she was director of Business and Community Relations and led the company’s public relations, community relations and legislative action coalition building.
Kathi is a Washington, D.C. native and received her B.S. in journalism from the University of Maryland College of Journalism.
Please join Two Sides in welcoming Kathi to our team. You can contact her at [email protected].