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Kelly Helein

Vice President of Strategic Accounts


A key interface with Footprint’s customers for the past few years, Kelly brings executive leadership in commercial sales, marketing, strategy, business development, P&L management and customer relations, having worked for global paper companies such as Ahlstrom Munksjo, SCA Tissue along with recognized packaging and coating companies Coveris and Daikin. Kelly has extensive experience in driving product development as well as building and empowering high-performing sales teams to achieve continuous market growth while working with some of the world’s leading consumer products companies.

Passionate about sustainability and the impact of packaging on the global network, Kelly has championed change as the past Board President for the Paper Discovery Center and the Paper International Hall of Fame. She also serves on the advisory committee for Smithers Pira Sustain Pack Europe and US. Kelly previously worked as Vice President, Industrial for TC Transcontinental. Kelly earned a BA in International Relations/Foreign Policy from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.