ISPA taps environmental attorney as new president to succeed Trainer

ALEXANDRIA, Va. — The International Sleep Products Assn. (ISPA) has chosen Alison Keane to be president of ISPA and the Mattress Recycling Council, succeeding Ryan Trainer who is retiring after serving the mattress industry for more than 20 years.

Keane is an environmental attorney with more than 25 years of experience in the private, nonprofit and governmental sectors. Prior to joining ISPA, she served eight years as president and CEO of the Flexible Packaging Assn., where she represented U.S. manufacturers of film, foil, paper and other materials, as well as the converters that use those materials to make flexible packaging for food, medical devices and industrial products, among others.

Previously, Keane had spent 16 years with the American Coatings Assn., initially as counsel and later as vice president for government affairs. Her earlier career included positions at the Environmental Protection Agency’s headquarters, the Maryland State Senate and private legal practice.

Keane holds a B.A. in biology from St. Mary’s College of Maryland and a J.D. from Golden Gate University in San Francisco.

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