Meet Daniel Daggett, Vice President of Sustainability at Sealed Air
Daniel Daggett is Vice President of Sustainability for Sealed Air, where he oversees innovations in fresh food packaging. Daniel describes this work at the intersection of business, public health and the environment as “really fun stuff.”
His practice includes complex licensing and procurement transactions, hardware supply chain acquisition, complex silicon agreements, intellectual property issues related to mergers and acquisitions and technical standards setting.
Early Life and Education
Daniel Daggett hails from Rushford, Wisconsin where he grew up on his family farm. He attended local schools until graduating from Jefferson High School in Bloomington MN in 1983 where he played football, baseball and hockey – graduating to play two more years of Junior Hockey after high school graduation.
Education includes both a Bachelor of Science from the University of Wisconsin and a Doctorate in Environmental Toxicology. He holds memberships with both American Chemical Society and Society of Toxicology.
As World War II ended, bureaucrats once more turned their focus to western natural resources. Engineers reviewed old reports and revamped plans to harness the Colorado River system. Rural people could now produce more food than ever before while raising livestock as well.
Daggett has published widely in academic journals as well as presented her work both nationally and internationally. Her book The Birth of Energy: Fossil Fuels, Thermodynamics, and Work (Duke University, 2019) won the Clay Morgan Award.
She currently sits on the editorial board for Environmental Politics journal and her new book titled, The Promise of Reconciliation: Reproductive Rights and Sexuality Politics in India and America (Stanford University Press 2020) is currently under review for publication.
Mel Munsey hails from Michigan’s Upper Peninsula and boasts years of senior management experience, most recently serving as CEO for an insurance CUSO. Her knowledge of industry products can assist your credit union in increasing non-interest income streams.
Achievement and Honors
Daniel Daggett and Lucas Schaefer are the first goalies from Pennsylvania to earn spots on Team Pennsylvania for one of North America’s premier youth hockey tournaments. Of 50 invited to tryout, only two succeeded through an intensive selection process and earned spots on Team PA.
Daniel led Union College in scoring (17.1 points per game), rebounding (7.8 rpg), field goal percentage (.600; 198-330 shots taken) and earned first team All-PSAC East honors during 2021-22 season.
As recognition of his efforts, he received the Josephine Daggett Prize on Prize Day – given annually to students with exceptional conduct and character. He demonstrated a deep commitment to social justice and inclusion on campus through his involvement with Office of Multicultural Affairs, Black Student Union and First Generation Mentorship program.
Daniel Daggett was an outstanding father and husband who was deeply engaged with his children’s lives. A dedicated parent who cared deeply about them as well as working tirelessly in his community; serving on the Board of Coventry Agricultural Society and founding CU Certified, an organization providing credit union service.
Daggett’s wife Anna was an attentive and hard-working individual. She honed her craft of weaving using her great wheel to spin wool into yarn for weaving projects as well as gardening for crops on their farm. Additionally, Anna created meals over the hearth, made clothing for family members, and cared for farm animals on her own farm.
The Daggett family was religiously inclined as Congregationalists. Their values included order, hard work and high moral standards – ideals which might have made Paul Revere’s ride known as well as battles fought near Cazenovia New York farms where they resided.
Daggett’s work as a toxicologist allows him to explore the intersection of public health, business and the environment. He finds great satisfaction in taking an objective scientific approach when confronted with such challenging problems – an area which remains exciting despite all of the competition!
Till recently, he served as Vice President of Sustainability for Diversey Chemical Company. In this capacity, he was accountable for developing and implementing sustainability initiatives across its businesses.
Coach Daggett has lived his whole life in Bloomington and graduated from Jefferson High School. An avid sports enthusiast, he particularly enjoys watching Gopher and Minnesota Wild games. Married to Kathy, they have three children together who reside with two dogs named Molly and Jake while attending Bloomington schools; together, they boast 15 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren; all members of Church of Bryant.