Team

Scott Packard

Scott Packard

CEO

"As EcoPractice's CEO, I assist with all SP related matters and nurture my team to be successful."

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Scott Packard currently serves as Chairman, President and CEO of Wright Service Corp. Scott Packard joined Wright Service Corp. in July 1998. Three years later, John R. Wright appointed Scott to president and COO. In October 2002, Scott took on the position of chairman and CEO of Wright Service Corp.

Scott began his career after graduating from the University of Kentucky with a bachelor of science in accounting. Since then, he has held a number of executive positions prior to joining the executive leadership team at Wright Service Corp.

In September 2016, Scott became the first recipient of the Management Action Programs (MAP) Disciplined Leader Award. This award was conceived to recognize select leaders who have consistently exhibited the qualities of a disciplined leader. Scott is also a past chairman of Area 4 Iowa Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR).

Wright Service Corp.

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John Harsch

John Harsch

President, COO
 

"As EcoPractice's President, and part of SP since its beginning, I am excited to speak with those struggling with what sustainability means for them and assist them with setting and reaching continuous improvement goals. Our team is out traveling the country meeting with companies with the food system industry and the construction/oil and gas industry. I oversee all activates of the team as EcoPractices is dedicated to our independent, consistent, and transparent process."

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As president of Sustainable Environmental Consultants (SEC) John Harsch brings to the business more than 20 years of experience in environmental practices, natural resources and conservation.

John leads SEC’s strategic planning, operations and business development to position the company as a frontrunner in the environmental arena. Since its inception, John has been instrumental in SEC’s growth.

Before joining SEC, John worked in the water quality and waste management sectors, solidifying his knowledge of regulatory compliance, stormwater best management practices, and carbon footprint reduction. John has an extensive background working in environmental compliance management and with local, state and federal environmental regulations.

John holds a bachelor’s of science degree in parks and recreation from Emporia State University and is a member of the International Erosion Control Association and US Composting Council. He is also a member of SEC’s Board of Directors.

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Rick Shanks

Rick Shanks

Chief Sustainability Advisor

"As SP’s Chief Sustainability Advisor, I take my years of risk management experience in the agriculture and Food industry to provide companies with insight on how sustainability became a strategic risk for the industry and what steps your company can take to be a leader and not be left behind. I have seen the trends change over the years as it relates to corporate social responsibility and environmental involvement. Current generation Food buyers are more involved in sustainability and demand agriculture and Food companies change from their business as usual mindsets. Looking to the future we must recognize our responsibility to work together and reach our sustainability goals."

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Rick Shanks currently serves as president and consulting practice leader of Strategic Risk Solutions, Inc. (SRSI). SRSI is a consulting company with emphasis and expertise on businesses that include Food and beverage processors, Food manufacturers, transporters, wholesalers, retailers, agribusiness input suppliers, crop/livestock producers, Food and agricultural cooperatives, trade associations and lenders.

Rick has over thirty years of Food and agribusiness industry experience and, prior to his retirement in May 2016, served as National Managing Director of Aon’s Food System Agribusiness and Beverage industry practice for over 20 years. Aon is a global risk management and insurance consulting firm.

Rick provides industry-specific experience with an emphasis on risk identification, assessment and solution development for strategic risks such as Food contamination events, bioterrorism, brand damage, supply system disruption, sustainability, volumetric loss to crop/livestock, weather, climate change, commodity price and other high-impact financial volatility risk exposures of a global Food system.

Rick holds a BA in political science and business administration from the University of Missouri. He has also earned an Associate of Risk Management (ARM) designation from the Insurance Institute of America. He currently serves as an Adjunct Expert for the Food Protection and Defence Institute of America.

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Terry McGonegle

Terry McGonegle

CFO

"As EcoPractice's CFO, I oversee and provide all of the accounting and monetary verification for EcoPractices."

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Terry McGonegle currently serves as Senior Vice President and CFO at Wright Service Corp. Terry joined Wright Tree Service as the controller in June 1994. When the employee stock ownership plan (ESOP) was formed in 2002, Terry was promoted to chief financial officer of Wright Service Corp. where he helped transition the company from a family-owned to an employee-owned.

Terry enjoys working for a growth-minded company that operates with their values at the forefront every day. With his current position as senior vice president and CFO, Terry is able to develop new strategies that will make Wright Service Corp. more successful and sharing those successes with the company’s employee owners.

Terry started his career in public accounting and worked in the agricultural and construction industries before joining Wright Tree Service. He has served on the audit committee for the Tree Care Industry Association, finance committees for both the Utility Arborist Association and TREE Fund. Terry is also the immediate past president of The Iowa-Nebraska Chapter of The ESOP Association.

Wright Service Corp.

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Jennifer Jensen

Jennifer Jensen

Product Manager
 

"As EcoPractice's Product Manager, I assist in research and science behind providing practices that have documented and referenced beneficial impacts on the environment. I support EcoPractices independent authentication process for consistent traceability. EcoPractices Verification Process insures practices are indeed implemented, and done so according to standards set by industry and or government organizations. I upkeep the paper trail necessary to keep all parties up to EcoPractices consistent method. I oversee and am involved in the Ecotag transaction process as well."

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With a passion for protecting and preserving the environment since her early years growing up in Iowa, Jennifer Jensen decided to follow her calling and pursue a career in the environmental sector. Jennifer attended Iowa State University (ISU) and graduated in May 2016 with three Bachelor of Science degrees in Environmental Science, Agronomy, and Biology, respectively.

During her tenor at ISU, she worked in the agronomy department as an undergraduate research assistant conducting field and lab work. In her sophomore year, Jennifer spent time in Houston, Texas, interning with the Department of Homeland Security Customs and Border Protection where she worked on a biological pollen lab project.

Upon graduation, she pursued another internship, this time closer to home at the Iowa Soybean Association in Ankeny, Iowa, as a water quality technician on the environmental team. In June 2016, Jennifer joined the EcoPractices team as a product manager.

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