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Vance Merolla

Lecturer, Sustainability Management; Worldwide Director of Global Sustainability, Colgate-Palmolive Company

As Worldwide Director of Global Sustainability for Colgate-Palmolive Company, a consumer products company based in New York City, Vance Merolla is responsible for leading Colgate’s worldwide sustainability strategy and programs around climate, energy efficiency, water stewardship, waste reduction, and sustainable buildings.

Prior to his current 20+ years with Colgate, he was an environmental consulting group manager for the URS Corporation.  Vance is a licensed professional engineer (PE) in the states of New York, New Jersey and Washington, a U.S. Green Building Council LEED-Accredited Professional, and a Member of the USGBC NJ Chapter Board of Directors.


  • M.S., Rutgers University
  • B.S., Arizona State University