Erika Guerra

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Erika Guerra "is the Manager of Government Affairs and Corporate Social Responsibility for Holcim (US) Inc, a leading global manufacturer of construction materials. In this role, Ms. Guerra is responsible for leading and coordinating the company’s public policy advocacy efforts at the federal and state level. In addition, she represents Holcim (US) in a variety of trade associations and environmental forums. Ms. Guerra also develops and executes the corporate sustainable development strategy through consultation with key internal and external stakeholders. This includes the facilitation of various programs geared toward employee education and community outreach around Holcim (US) operations.

"Previously, Ms. Guerra served as the Regional Manager for Alternative Fuels and Raw Materials (AFR) Business Development in North America, where she lead efforts to improve the performance of Holcim (US) and St. Lawrence Cement in Canada. She participated in the successful implementation of an aggressive strategy to substitute more than 20% of fossil fuel consumption with waste-derived fuels for cement production in the region. During this time, she was responsible for ensuring the proper implementation of the company’s global standards related to alternative fuels usage. Concurrently, she held the position of Manager, Sustainability Programs, representing Holcim (US) in a number of sustainability-related organizations, including the US Business Council for Sustainable Development, University of Michigan’s Erb Institute for Global Sustainable Enterprise, and the Pew Center on Global Climate Change’s Business and Environmental Leadership Council. Earlier, she served as Senior Consultant for AFR Development in North and South America.

"Ms. Guerra began her career with Holcim in 1997 as a member of the Ecoltec group at Holcim (Apasco) in Mexico. Prior to joining Holcim, she worked for the Mobile Oil Corporation in the lubricants and fuels divisions. She brings a unique international perspective to her new role, having worked throughout North and South America.

"Ms. Guerra holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering from the Universidad Iberoamericana, Mexico, and a Diploma in Business Administration from Universidad de las Americas, Mexico." [1]

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  1. Erika Guerra, Erb Institute, accessed June 13, 2010.