Mary Jo Cook
Mary Jo Cook, Chief Impact Officer at Fair Trade USA, has led the nonprofit organization through two years of innovation designed dramatically increase the impact of Fair Trade and better serve the needs of farmers, workers, industry and consumers.
Before joining Fair Trade USA, Mary Jo was Vice President of Innovation at The Clorox Company where she created and led the company's first cross-functional innovation group which developed an launched products like GreenWorks from Clorox. She also established the position of Vice President of Sustainability to help Clorox use an environmental sustainability lens to both decrease its footprint and cost, as well as become a catalyst for growth. In 2006, BusinessWeek recognized her as one of the “Top 25 Innovation Champions.”
In addition to her business career, Mary Jo contributes her time to numerous local nonprofit organizations, including LeaderSpring, which provides leadership development and management training to Executive Directors.