The e-Stewards staff is comprised of a diverse team of individuals with backgrounds in entrepreneurship, policy, advocacy, marketing, public health, and IT.

Salomé Stähli

Program Manager

Salomé Stähli is the e-Stewards Program Manager for Basel Action Network. She obtained a Master of Law degree in Switzerland and an LL.M. at the University of Washington focussing on environmental sustainability and international development. She passed the bar and is a licensed lawyer in Washington State. Previously she was a corporate lawyer at FIFA (the international soccer federation). While possessing a background in corporate law, she has always been passionate about the environment and has, over the last ten years been a volunteer group leader for a small NGO in Switzerland working to preserve mountain forests. She is an avid backpacker with a love of the outdoors and for travelling. This has led to her being found in remote areas such as in Tajikistan, Lesotho and Bolivia. Most recently she hiked the first 900 miles of the Pacific Crest Trail in California. In her free time, she also loves singing and learning languages. She is fluent in German, French and English and has a strong knowledge of Spanish. Originally from Zurich, Switzerland, she has lived in Belgium and France and moved to Seattle in 2016.

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Bob Akers

Enterprise Director

In the role of e-Stewards Enterprise Director, Bob works with corporations, organizations, government and Certified e-Steward recyclers to develop opportunity. Previously, he worked in the electronics recycling industry for 13 years, most recently as executive director of the not-for-profit Surplus Exchange in Kansas City, Mo., where he guided his team to become an early pledged e-Stewards company, and successfully completed a total of eight e-Stewards certification audits. He served on the e-Stewards Leadership Council from its inception. Bob is proud to have signed the City of Kansas City, Mo., as an e-Stewards Enterprise in 2015 and has worked with the city to develop their "ConnectHome" program, which provides refurbished computers and internet access to residents in public housing. Bob is married with two grown kids, and holds a degree from the University of Kansas.

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Greg Hansa

Conformity Assurance Manager

Greg Hansa contracts with e-Stewards as the Conformity Assurance Manager, where his responsibilities include performing witness audits, conducting performance verification inspections, and providing technical and interpretive assistance to the program.

Mr. Hansa also operates G. Arthur Associates, providing consulting in quality, environmental and health & safety management system development and improvement, as well as providing contract management system auditing and training services. He has more than 25 years of experience working in the management system consulting, auditing and certification industry, including thousands of audit days, both domestically and internationally, including leading the first QS-9000 audit in Asia, the first ISO-14001 audit in Mexico.

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