BS, University of Maryland, Environmental Science and Policy, 2001
Jake Vandevort manages consortia, including the Ethylene Oxide Sterilization Association, Inc., Titanium Dioxide Stewardship Council, Titanium Dioxide Stewardship Council’s Nano Work Group, and Ethyleneamines Product Stewardship Discussion Group.
In his role as manager, Mr. Vandevort's responsibilities focus on chemical product stewardship and the safe use of products for industry consortia. He prepares industry communications and performs various administrative duties and website maintenance. He is respected for his responsiveness to member needs and provides a consistent platform and communication hub for all his client members.
Besides administrative and management services, Mr. Vandevort provides a variety of important services for consortia clients. He helps develop and expand product stewardship and advocacy programs, develops and conducts communications outreach to government entities, and is a proven asset in facilitating membership retention and growth. He also manages conference calls, meetings, and other events, and monitors state and federal regulations with the goal of identifying opportunities and need for industry response.
Previous to joining B&C® Consortia Management, L.L.C. (BCCM), Mr. Vandevort was Manager for Industry Affairs for the Center for the Polyurethanes Industry (CPI) at the American Chemistry Council. While there, he successfully managed the premier Polyurethanes Technical Conference in the U.S. for four years. Also during his tenure, he monitored emerging issues and developed strategies to advocate the goals and objectives pertinent to CPI member companies. He managed CPI committees that addressed building codes and standards, energy efficiency, combustibility, recycling and sustainability, and other technical and regulatory issues. He developed comments to federal agencies, position papers, technical bulletins, and guidance materials on critical industry issues.
After earning his BS at the University of Maryland, College Park, he returned to the University as the Assistant Coordinator for the Mid-Atlantic Water Program, where he served as a Co-Project Director and provided key support in developing and implementing new processes to improve organization and management procedures.