Sustainable materials management company Covanta, Morristown, New Jersey, has appointed Sue Klug to its board of directors. The company says Klug’s experience in waste services and recycling and as an executive with 30-plus years of growth in customer-centric businesses will strengthen its board and its strategic goals.
“Covanta is well known for its commitment to customer service and sustainability, and I look forward to working with the team to advance its goals of transformation and growth,” Klug says. “I am thrilled to be joining a company with both ambitious goals and the talent, resources and strategy to meet them.”
Most recently, Klug served as executive vice president and chief marketing officer at recycling, waste, container rental and field services provider Republic Services. Covanta says in that role and throughout her career, she directed efforts to increase brand awareness as well as grow customer loyalty through strategies that ranged from communications and digital transformation to product development and revenue management.
Prior to Republic, Klug held a series of senior leadership positions in grocery organizations including Unified Grocers, Supervalu, Albertsons and Safeway, where she led marketing efforts that Covanta says consistently resulted in increased sales and profitability.
“Sue Klug transforms companies with her innovative marketing strategies tied to critical business outcomes, her expertise in deepening customer loyalty and her focus on improving the bottom line,” Covanta President and CEO Azeez Mohammed says. “Her support and counsel will further accelerate Covanta’s rapid growth and bring a new and unique perspective to our board and leadership team.”
Klug has served on a number of boards, including regional and international food industry and marketing companies. Covanta says she has prioritized women’s leadership initiatives and led related programs in several of her positions, as well as served on the boards of charitable foundations with focuses ranging from neighborhood revitalization to research for a cure for cystic fibrosis.
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