Copper Development Association Names New Head of Health, Environment and Sustainable Development Program

September 22, 2015


Candidate brings key research skills and industry knowledge to the group

NEW YORK, NY— The Copper Development Association (CDA) has chosen Carrie Claytor to lead its Health, Environment and Sustainable Development (HESD) program. Centered on providing valuable scientific data and regulatory guidance to the industry, CDA’s HESD program delivers information on copper in areas including toxicology, environmental protection, human health, and sustainable development.

Claytor brings 14 years of experience as a toxicologist, researcher and author to CDA. She most recently worked at GEI Consultants, Inc., and at Parametrix Inc. During her research as an eco-toxicologist, Claytor co-wrote several papers relating to copper and the Biotic Ligand Model. She is also extensively involved with the Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (SETAC), where she served as co-chair of the North American Program Committee from 2014-2015 and as associate editor and editor-in-chief of the SETAC Globe.

“Claytor has worked on numerous copper projects throughout her career,” said Thomas Passek, president of the Copper Development Association. “Her unique knowledge and experience within the HESD community, as well as her ability to influence policy, make her an ideal fit for the position.”

Claytor holds a Master of Science in Zoology from the Center for Environmental Toxicology and Statistics at Miami University, and a Bachelor of Science in Biological Sciences from Ohio University. She will join CDA as staff liaison to the HESD program as of Monday, September 28.