WASHINGTON — The Washington-based Society of the Plastics Industry Inc. is back to full strength with the addition of Mia Freis Quinn as vice president of communications, the trade association announced Sept. 30.
Quinn comes to SPI after four years of leading communications and public affairs campaigns at Hill+Knowlton Strategies, where she was instrumental in strategic counsel and campaign management during Chinese state-owned CNOOC Ltd.'s $15.1 billion acquisition of Canadian oil and gas company Nexen in 2013. She previously spent eight years at Public Strategies Inc., specializing in litigation communications and crisis management.
Quinn will lead SPI's communications efforts to advance the plastics industry's pro-manufacturing agenda, strengthen its global competitiveness, and pursue its ambitious zero-waste strategies.
“Companies in the plastics industry continue to be at the forefront of innovation in manufacturing, technology and sustainability, and it's SPI's job to tell their stories,” said SPI President and CEO Bill Carteaux in a news release.
“With Mia at the helm of our communications efforts, the groundbreaking work of the plastics industry, and its positive effects on economic growth, environmental stewardship and public health, will reach more people and our nation's policymaking infrastructure. Her experience with and commitment to strategic public affairs will continue to strengthen the $427 billion U.S. plastics industry.”
Quinn replaces Tracy Cullen, the former senior vice president of communications and marketing who left SPI in January after 10 years.