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The Alliance for National & Community Resilience (ANCR) and Dow Building & Construction (DB&C), a business group of The Dow Chemical Company, announced that Amy Schmidt, advocacy manager with DB&C, has joined with the International Code Council, Target Corporation and other key stakeholders in an appointment to the ANCR Board of Directors.
ANCR is a coalition aimed at improving resiliency and implementing good community practices in towns and cities across the United States, helping cities prevent infrastructure failure caused by natural and other disasters, thereby avoiding negative social, economic and welfare repercussions caused by such damages.
As a newly appointed board member, Schmidt will work directly with ANCR, and use her expertise in construction, government affairs, chemistry, and design to establish benchmarks that will be used by resilient communities to prevent infrastructure failure following natural and manmade adverse events.
“Amy Schmidt is an active and valued member of our Corporate Advisory Council, and we’re excited to welcome her to the Board of Directors,” said Maj. General (Ret.) Warren C. Edwards, board chairman for ANCR. “Dow’s generous sponsorship and sustainability expertise are absolutely critical to achieving our goal of supporting and educating communities across the United States.”