LiquiDonate is proud to announce that Renee Barker, Nashvillian and Director of Nonprofits & Partnerships at LiquiDonate, was recently named a finalist for Nashville’s Emerging Leader Awards (NELAs). The Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce and YP Nashville hold the annual event, recognizing the Nashville area’s young professionals across 14 industries for significant accomplishments in their chosen career fields, as well as their dedication and contribution to their community.
“I am honored to be recognized as an emerging leader; building a culture of sustainability in Nashville is an ongoing effort that will continue for years to come and I hope to always be a part of it,” Renee said. “With our efforts at LiquiDonate, I hope to contribute to a future Nashville that manages waste better while advancing community programs that help everyone.”
Renee Barker, a Nashville resident since 2015, brings expertise in sustainability partnership building and collaborating with community-based organizations to the LiquiDonate team. She holds a B.S. in Environmental Science, Policy, and Management from the University of Minnesota.
Her past experience includes building equity into social impact programs, scaling grant offerings, and assisting companies at any point of their sustainability journey. She has been recognized for inspiring and innovative waste reduction work as a Waste360 40 under 40 Class of 2021 for her achievements in addressing food insecurity through the Postmates FoodFight! donation program. In the Nashville community, she is deeply involved in environmental grant work and nonprofit volunteering.
Renee is joined by an impressive group of finalists in the NELAs’ Environment and Sustainability category, highlighting the growing movement of climate- and community-focused organizations fueled by passionate, intelligent professionals.
LiquiDonate welcomes those in the Nashville area to attend the The NELA Ceremony and reception on July 12, 2023, at the Renaissance Hotel in Downtown Nashville.