Shannon Crawford

Director, State Government Affairs

Shannon Crawford is the Director of State Government Affairs at the Plastics Industry Association (PLASTICS). In this role she leads the association’s advocacy efforts at the state and local level. Shannon began her career at the Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA), advancing to the position of Manager of Government Affairs. Prior to joining PLASTICS, Shannon served as National Association of Surety Bond Producers’ state legislative advocate responsible for analyzing and advocating state legislative bills and regulations impacting the surety profession. Shannon has a Bachelor of Science in Biology from George Mason University in Fairfax, Va. and is a huge fan of the Washington Nationals.

Opening Plenary

Tuesday, May 21st
10:30am to 12:00pm

Our opening plenary, a series of rapid-fire presentations rolled into a cohesive whole, will feature truly disruptive efforts to advance collection and expand the use of recycled plastics. The plenary will push attendees to think outside the box and challenge their assumptions about the traditional models that need to change to take the life cycle of plastics into the next generation (note that the 2019 Re|focus Sustainability Innovation awards will also be announced during this session).