Elizabeth Shissler

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Elizabeth Shissler

President & Chief Sustainability Officer
Sea Bags, Inc.

Laureate 2020

Born and raised in Maine, Beth built her career in sales distribution working for global companies in the wire and cable and semiconductor industries. Her experience in sales, distribution and operations gave Beth the confidence and resources to return to Maine and buy into, incorporate, and build Sea Bags.

Sea Bags was built on the founding principles of being green in product and in practice, being made in Maine, and acting as good stewards to our community and State. Fourteen years later with new partners, Sea Bags still operates on the same principles. Sea Bags now has 26 retail stores across the U.S., employs approximately 150 people, and the company has saved more than 700 tons (and counting) of sails from our landfills.

Beth also serves on the Boards for the Maine State Chamber of Commerce and the Gulf of Maine Research Institute. She co-founded the Maine Textile Consortium, actively mentors, and has been named a Woman to Watch by Maine Biz. Her passion for the employees, small business and her Portland, Maine community continue to drive her today.

Beth earned her MBA from Boston University and her BA in Business Administration and International Studies from Heidelberg University. She lives in Scarborough with her son, Aiden.

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