Flexible Packaging Association Seeks New Leader

Alison Keane to Leave Top Post August 1

Alison Keane, president and CEO of the Flexible Packaging Association (FPA), will be leaving FPA on August 1, 2024, to take another position after leading the Maryland-based organization for the past eight years.

“Under Alison’s leadership, we grew the FPA and kept the budget and revenue on track with expectations,” said William Jackson, Ph.D., chief technology officer for Amcor Flexibles and FPA chair, in a statement.

Alison Keane

“Her work with advocacy, particularly around materials of concern and governmental regulations, has been noteworthy. … Alison has done an outstanding job and replacing her will be difficult.”

FPA’s board of directors has created a search committee for Keane’s replacement, retaining executive search firm Vetted Solutions to coordinate the search.

Founded in 1950, FPA’s mission is to amplify the voices of converters, suppliers, trade press professionals, and academics, leading to advocacy, educational offerings, and networking opportunities for its members.

“No organization offers the level of support that FPA offers the flexible packaging industry—one of the fastest growing segments in packaging—and it provides a wealth of information to its members through focused programs and services,” Keane said in a statement.

Keane, who has a law degree from Golden Gate University in California, says she will be joining the International Sleep Products Association and Mattress Recycling Council after leaving FPA.