Director of Sustainability, Compass Group USA
Marissa Golison is the Director of Sustainability for Compass Group USA where she works with clients to reach their sustainability goals and consults on innovative climate solutions.
Prior to Compass Group, Marissa tackled plastic pollution through policy with the consumer-packaged goods industry as the Director of Packaging & Sustainability for the Consumer Brands Association. While at Consumer Brands, she co-led a cross industry coalition on food waste through the Food Waste Reduction Alliance.
Marissa’s dedication to sustainability in business comes from growing up as a sailor off the coast of Long Beach where she saw the impacts of pollution and waste on the ocean. She went on to study environmental economics at St. Mary’s College of Maryland and committed herself to a career in furthering circular economy principles.