Catharine de Lacy, Vice President, Global Stewardship, The Clorox Co.


Catharine de Lacy is Vice President, Global Stewardship at the Clorox Company and leads the company's global product safety, regulatory, environmental, public health and outreach activities. Her team supports product development and business activity and she leads the implementation of the company's global regulatory affairs strategy supporting the company's business growth goals. She works closely with the Executive leadership of the company as well as across all segments of the business and with key customers.


Ms. de Lacy has over 20 years of experience and has served as a senior executive and corporate officer responsible for global stewardship, environment, health, safety, remediation and sustainability programs across a wide range of industry segments (CPG, oil & gas, chemicals & plastics, mining, and industrial manufacturing sectors). She and her team's accomplishments have been featured in Chemical Week and Occupational Hazards. Additionally, she has extensive experience in public policy and advocacy and in collaborating with NGOs and other stakeholders to realize business goals.


Prior to her corporate roles, she worked as a legislative/regulatory and policy analyst and advocacy professional in Washington DC specializing in the environmental and public health legislative and regulatory arenas, and played a key influential role during the re-authorization of several pieces of legislation. She has testified before various Congressional Committees, and is the coauthor of a crisis management handbook, having trained numerous Fortune 500 Executives in effective presentation and communication techniques.


Catharine has been involved with several philanthropic endeavors as both a volunteer and Board member including Hospice of the North Shore, Bellisini Academy, Austin Prep, Second Nature, Natural Step and Heading Home. She currently is serving on the Foundation Board of the Executive Women's Golf Association.


Catharine holds a BS from Merrimack College, an MS/MPH from Tufts University and an MBA equivalent from Cabot College (a company sponsored MBA program taught at Harvard Business School).


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