Meet the Team

Larry Whitney

Larry Whitney

Larry Whitney created the compliance programs at one of the largest global suppliers of promotional products. Their wide range of promotional consumer products ran the gamut from inexpensive giveaways to premium items costing hundreds of dollars.  Larry provided guidance to their global business units in North America, Europe and in Asia on issues related to corporate social responsibility, product safety, and import regulations.

Larry also managed their North American Import operations, including the logistics team moving cargo to the US from over a dozen countries around the world, and their tariff mitigation strategies for their items from China.

Larry is a past President of the Board of Directors for Quality Certification Alliance (QCA) a non-profit accreditation body. He also served on QCA’s Compliance Committee, for over ten years, helping QCA establish their audit protocols. In addition, Larry served on the Promotional Products Association International’s (PPAI) Product Responsibility Action Group for ten years. Larry has also participated in PPAI’s L.E.A.D. meetings on Capitol Hill, educating members of Congress on key issues related to the promotional products industry.

Larry is a Certified Supply Chain Professional through ASCM (formerly APICS) and received a Certificate in Product Safety Management from the John Cook School of Business at St. Louis University.  He has spoken on issues related to product safety and regulations governing imported products at events held by the International Product Health & Safety Organization (ICPHSO), National Association of Foreign Trade Zones (NAFTZ), and PPAI.

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Mary K Whitney

Her expertise is in sustainability reporting, resiliency planning and metrics development, conducting greenhouse gas audits, and program development for community engagement.

In addition to being a founder and partner with Whitney & Whitney, Mary Whitney is also the Director of Sustainability at Chatham University. For over 15 years she has overseen the institution’s many sustainability commitments.

Mary holds a doctorate in Sustainability Education from Prescott College, and a Master of Public Policy and Management from the University of Pittsburgh. Her research centers on the power of voluntary agreements to drive organizational change.

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