Mica Corporation's Communications Manager, Jessi Spadaccino, has been selected as one of two TAPPI Young Professionals (YPs) of the Year for 2022. The award is presented to young professionals under the age of 35 in the paper, packaging, tissue, and related industries who have made a significant contribution in the areas of leadership, community service, problem-solving, and volunteer work within TAPPI.
Jessi has been a member of TAPPI since 2016. In 2018, she was selected by her peers to serve as the Director of Digital Communications for the TAPPI YP division. She would eventually move on to become the Director of Communications for the division, where she worked to connect YP's from across the industry by creating communications tools and channels, building awareness for the division, and promoting member stories. During her time working on the YP board, she also helped build and launch the YP division’s microsite, which has been an integral tool for promoting the division, recruiting new members, and informing existing members of important announcements and event updates.
When Jessi’s term with the Young Professionals board came to an end, she took a leadership position on the digital marketing team for the International Flexible Packaging and Extrusion Division (IFPED). While on the team, she helped restructure the division's microsite and developed valuable content for IFPED members. In January of 2022, Jessi assumed the role of Vice-Chair of Marketing for IFPED.
“Being recognized by my colleagues and by TAPPI, an organization that has been so valuable to Mica and our industry, is truly an honor. I look forward to continuing to work on projects and content that benefit the IFPED community,” Jessi said.
Awardees receive complimentary registration to a TAPPI conference of their choice. Jessi will be recognized and presented with an engraved obelisk noting the achievement at TAPPI's FlexPack PLACE conference in April, hosted by TAPPI’s International Flexible Packaging and Extrusion Division.