President, Glass Packaging Institute
Member of the Board since May 2020. Mr. DeFife is President of the Glass Packaging Institute, a trade association representing the North American glass container industry, and the Glass Recycling Foundation. Mr. DeFife previously served as the Vice President of Government Affairs at the Plastics Industry Association, the Executive Vice President of Policy and Government Affairs for the National Restaurant Association, as well as senior roles with the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association and the American Public Power Association. Mr. DeFife also worked 12 years in the House of Representatives Congressional Leadership for House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer, and for Members of the Energy and Commerce Committee, as well as for the State of Texas under Governor Ann Richards and the National Conference of State Legislatures. Mr. DeFife’s experience at several levels of government and across several different industries and materials gives him a broad policy and systems perspective to support the national recycling infrastructure and education.