WASHINGTON — The Coalition for a Prosperous America (CPA) today announced that Julianna Keeling, Founder and CEO of Terravive, is joining the Board of Directors. Terravive is an American manufacturer and global supplier of eco-friendly, sustainable, and compostable products with operational capacity to 50 billion products across 16 different manufacturing facilities and distribution centers in the U.S.
“On behalf of CPA and our members, I am delighted to welcome Julianna as a new Board Member,” said Zach Mottl, Chairman of CPA. “Julianna’s background and experience, as well as her commitment to producing products in America, will be a tremendous asset to our organization and our advocacy. CPA is proud to be the leading voice for America’s producers in Washington, and having Julianna as a Board Member will strengthen that voice.”
“I am honored to be joining CPA’s Board of Directors and continuing to advance CPA’s work and advocacy to boost domestic manufacturing,” said Julianna Keeling, Founder and CEO of Terravive. “When I founded Terravive, I made it a priority to manufacture and produce our products right here in America—a mission that CPA is fighting for each and every day. I look forward to continuing to work with CPA to ensure that Washington understands the importance of advanced manufacturing in high growth industries to the American economy and to communities across our nation.”
“CPA’s strength comes from our members who are committed to making products in the U.S., and Julianna’s expertise and background will be a huge benefit to CPA’s work,” said Michael Stumo, CEO of CPA. “After decades of offshoring of production and jobs, leaders like Julianna and companies like Terravive are leading the way in reshoring manufacturing and good-paying jobs to the U.S. It is an honor to have Julianna join our Board of Directors, and I look forward to continuing to work with her to advance our mission.”
Julianna Keeling is committed to developing innovative solutions that improve the lives of people and their environment. She is currently the Founder and CEO of Terravive, a global supplier of eco-friendly, sustainable, and compostable consumable products. Since starting Terravive in 2015, she has built a highly capable team to grow Terravive’s offerings from an academic idea to currently 72 different product lines that are now sold domestically and internationally in 4 continents. She has also grown Terravive’s operational capacity to 50 billion products across 16 different manufacturing facilities and distribution centers in the USA.
Julianna graduated from Washington & Lee University (W&L), where she studied Chemistry & Environmental Studies. She was awarded The Earle Bates Prize in Environmental Citizenship Award, which is chosen by core W&L faculty on the basis of academic performance and contributions to the community. At W&L, Julianna received the top prize at the annual Entrepreneurship Summit. She was also awarded the W&L Johnson Scholarship, a highly competitive merit based scholarship worth over $250k.
In 2019, Julianna was selected to speak at SXSW, the United States Composting Council, and Virginia’s SWAMfest annual conference. She has published her research in several academic journals and has been featured in publications like Forbes, the Washington Post, the Richmond Times Dispatch, American Innovation, Richmond Innovation, Bioplastics News, and Plastics. Julianna holds multiple patents on plant-based materials and finished products and her dream is a plastic-less future for everyone.