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Dovetail Partners Welcomes Kate Shelton of 3M to the Board of Directors

26 July 2022 - MINNEAPOLIS, MN— Dovetail Partners, Inc. is pleased to welcome Kate Shelton to the Board of Directors.


Kate Shelton is the Global Responsible Sourcing Manager at 3M. 3M believes science helps create a brighter world for everyone. By unlocking the power of people, ideas and science to reimagine what's possible, our global team uniquely addresses the opportunities and challenges of our customers, communities, and planet. 

With over 16 years of experience in corporate responsible sourcing, Kate provides extensive knowledge and skills related to renewable materials, sustainability, and social and environmental risk mitigation across the supply chain. Kate has been with 3M for over 6 years, all within Responsible Sourcing and manages the company’s strategy and implementation of their Forest Products Sourcing Policy and other renewable material due diligence. 

Prior to joining 3M, Kate worked at Target Corporation for 10 years, mostly in Responsible Sourcing, including Social Compliance across the global supply chain and managing the Product Safety Investigations & Recall Team. She is passionate about working within the supply chain on Social and Environmental topics, including where the two areas overlap into actions to address Environmental Justice.


“I am both honored and proud to be joining the Dovetail Partners Board. I have known Katie Fernholz for several years and have seen firsthand the expertise and strategic direction that Dovetail Partners provides to their clients,” says Shelton. “I am excited to bring my experience in corporate responsible sourcing and sustainability as one part of the larger strategy and mission of this great organization.”

“Having known and had the pleasure of working with Kate over the years, I am thrilled to have her join the board and offer her leadership and experience to support the work of Dovetail. She brings a wealth of experience and insights  that will help us shape our success in the coming years,” said Katie Fernholz, President and CEO of Dovetail Partners.

More information about Dovetail Partners’ and our team can be found at the website: https://dovetailinc.org/team.php



About Dovetail Partners

Dovetail seeks to engage you in thoughtful, collaborative processes so that we can create an inspiring path forward and empower you to lead with confidence.

Dovetail seeks to accomplish that by providing authoritative information about the impacts and trade-offs of environmental management, including consumption choices, land use decisions, and policy alternatives.

Dovetail is a highly skilled team that fosters sustainability and responsible behaviors through collaboration to develop unique concepts, systems, models, and programs. Dovetail excels at solving complex problems and helping responsible organizations succeed. We also help define programs that increase the job creation and the job quality of resource-based industries. Dovetail Partners is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation. Learn more: dovetailinc.org


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