Wed July 6, 2022

WASHINGTON, D.C.—The Plastics Industry Association (PLASTICS) is pleased to announce that Ashley Hood-Morley has returned to fulfill the role of Vice President, Industry Engagement, effective immediately.

As a member of the Senior team, Ashley will be an integral part of PLASTICS’ growth and engagement. Ashley will lead strategy on membership acquisition and retention as well as oversee industry relationships and programs for PLASTICS stakeholders and key strategic partners.

“We are excited to have Ashley rejoining the PLASTICS team,” said Glenn Anderson, Chief Operating Officer of the Plastics Industry Association.  “Ashley brings a diverse and significant set of executive skills to our association and is highly regarded by our members.  In her new role, Ashley’s leadership will be instrumental as we work to rebuild the culture of our association.”

 Ashley Hood-Morley

Hood-Morley has worked in the plastics industry for more than 15 years, and most recently, has focused on plastics recycling and sustainability. She returns to PLASTICS after serving as the Strategic Initiatives Manager on Eastman’s Corporate Sustainability team where she led the advancement of sustainability integration into business strategies and supported the success of the Circular Economy platform. In previous roles at Eastman, she worked in new product development, manufacturing, quality assurance, and product stewardship, all of which supported Eastman’s Specialty Plastics business. Ashley also spent more than 6 years at the Plastics Industry Association, where she managed new business development as well as PLASTICS’ portfolio of recycling, sustainability, and material initiatives across the organization.

“We absolutely could not have found someone more perfectly suited for this role than Ashley,” said Matt Seaholm, President and CEO of PLASTICS. “Her first-hand understanding of our members from multiple perspectives, as well as her industry expertise, makes her an ideal advocate on behalf of our association.”

“I am excited to return to PLASTICS and grateful for the opportunity to lead the membership and engagement teams,” Hood-Morley shared.  “I am personally committed to the plastics industry and the people that this association represents. I am extremely optimistic about the great things we can accomplish on behalf of our members and looking forward to working with Matt, Glenn, and the leadership at PLASTICS.”

Since 1937, PLASTICS, the only organization that supports the entire plastics supply chain, has been working to make its members and the industry more globally competitive while advancing recycling and sustainability. To learn more about PLASTICS educational initiatives, industry-leading insights and events, networking opportunities and policy advocacy, and the largest plastic trade show in the Americas, NPE: The Plastics Show, visit plasticsindustry.org or go to This Is PLASTICS.

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