Antea Group is pleased to announce that Michael Washburn, Senior Consultant, has been appointed to lead our Food & Beverage Segment. With over 20 years of experience, Michael has expertise in sustainability, corporate responsibility, resource conservation, conservation advocacy, coalition building, and campaign leadership in the food and beverage market and beyond.
Michael specializes in solving complex environmental and social problems through creative dot-connecting, strengthening organizational culture, and a willingness to challenge assumptions. His career includes faculty appointments at Penn State and Yale University, senior roles at Forest Stewardship Council and The Wilderness Society, and leading sustainability at Nestle Waters North America, before launching his own consulting practice.
“I am excited to join a leading consultancy in support of our various practices including sustainability, remediation, compliance, M&A, and health & safety”, says Washburn. “Companies in the food and beverage space are grappling with many challenges, including shifting societal expectations and a changing climate. I think our company is well positioned to help, and I hope my many connections and interests will complement the very strong team already in place.”
CEO Brian Ricketts adds, “Michael is a great addition to the Antea Group team, bringing deep expertise spanning industry, NGOs, and academia. I know his strategic thinking and passionate commitment to his work will prove to be a huge asset to us and to our clients.”
Michael is based in Scottsdale, Arizona.