Seasoned Legal, Operations and ESG expert joins the company’s board during increased market demand for supply chain sustainability solutions

OTTAWA, ONTARIO, February 14, 2024 – Assent Inc. (Assent), a leading solution provider in supply chain sustainability management, announces Ann R. Klee as the newest member of its Board of Directors. Klee’s expertise in environmental law, regulatory compliance, and risk management will enhance Assent’s strategic focus on advising manufacturers to address supply chain sustainability trends and regulations. Klee also serves on the boards of the Center for Climate and Energy Solutions, WGBH, Wabtec Corporation and Sotera Health. 

Klee brings over 35 years of leadership experience across the private and public sectors to Assent’s board, where she will provide strategic counsel to help drive the company’s long-term sustainable growth and success. An environmental lawyer, Klee previously held positions with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the U.S. Department of the Interior, and the U.S. Senate. Klee also spent ten years of her career practicing environmental law for various Fortune 500 companies before joining General Electric Company (NASDAQ: GE), where she served as the Vice President of Environment Health & Safety for eleven years. Most recently, Klee served as Executive Vice President of Suffolk Construction, where she led the company’s business development strategy, government affairs, and external engagement. 

“I’m excited to join the Assent Board of Directors as the company continues to expand the scope of its technology solutions for supply chain sustainability management,” said Ann Klee, Assent Board Member. “I look forward to leveraging my experience to collaborate with Assent’s executive team and advise industrial manufacturers on compliance given the increasingly complex environmental regulations they are facing today.”

Assent’s Board of Directors provides the organization and its leadership team with counsel and diverse expertise across technology, sustainability and manufacturing issues, and raises opportunities impacting the electronics, industrial equipment, medical devices, automotive, and aerospace and defense industries. Klee’s appointment will support Assent as the company addresses growing market demand for supply chain sustainability management solutions. 

“Ann brings a valuable combination of leadership and sustainability expertise, and I am thrilled to have her join our Board of Directors,” said Andrew Waitman, CEO of Assent. “As manufacturers are facing increased regulatory demands, we are on a mission to create immediate awareness and action to address their growing supply chain sustainability needs. Ann’s deep experience as a visionary strategist and transformational leader will help us accelerate our next stage of growth as we continue to scale our business and lead the industry.”

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About Assent Inc.

Assent provides a leading supply chain sustainability management solution that supports manufacturers across the globe in addressing their product compliance and ESG needs. Founded in 2010, the company helps manufacturers collect and manage the supply chain data needed to meet environmentally and socially responsible product standards. With advanced technology and deep regulatory expertise, Assent enables companies to collect data that is aligned with regulations and industry standards to manage risks, accelerate market access, and foster sustainable practices. For more information, visit:

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