Charter Next Generation Appoints Director of Corporate Communications from Search by Hanold Associates

Katie Whalen CNG

Charter Next Generation (CNG) has appointed Katie Whalen as Director of Corporate Communications. Hanold Associates’ Maisha Pearson, Adam Watson and Catie Nelson led the Chicago-based search. This is Hanold Associates’ third successful assignment with the company.

As Director of Corporate Communications, Katie will play a pivotal role in elevating CNG’s internal and external communication strategies, ensuring the company’s messaging remains consistent, cohesive and compelling across all channels. In this role, Katie will report to Lisa Alteri, CNG’s Chief Human Resources Officer. Prior to joining CNG, Katie served as Senior Global Communications Manager at Nouryon.

CNG is North America’s leading independent producer of high-performance, sustainable films used in flexible packaging and other end-use markets. With more than 30% of all food produced globally wasted due to spoilage, CNG offers solutions for keeping food fresh for longer while maintaining the lowest carbon footprint of any major packaging substrate given its optimized size and lighter weight. Headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, CNG has 15 facilities across 10 locations with more than 2,200 employees. CNG is PE-backed by Leonard Green & Partners and KKR, and in October 2021 unveiled its new employee ownership program, “Ownership Works,” where all employees were made shareholders in the company.

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