Vice President, Public Affairs and Sustainability
Pirelli North America
Maureen is responsible for Public Affairs and Sustainability in the US, Canada and Mexico.
She is a member of the board of Pirelli North America Inc.
She writes a column on sustainability for
www.Inc.com. She also co-teaches a course called Enterprise Sustainability within Clarkson University’s Engineering
Management Master’s program, with Tom Polton.
She is a board member and former board chair of the Tire and Rubber Association of Canada and is a former board member of the US Tire Manufacturers Association. She is a member of the Corporate Responsibility Steering Committee of the Automotive Industry Action Group, and of the Standards Advisory Group of the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board.
She is currently based in New York and previously in Pirelli’s headquarters in Milan, Italy. At Pirelli's corporate headquarters, she coordinated government affairs for the company’s foreign subsidiaries, and prior to that was responsible for Pirelli’s international media relations.
Prior to her public affairs and communications career, Maureen worked as a journalist over a 15-year period. She was a Milan-based correspondent for the Wall Street Journal Europe, Breaking Views, and Business Week. She edited a blog on the topic of meritocracy, hosted by Italian daily newspaper Corriere della Sera. She wrote and co-hosted a TV talk show in Italy on business and finance, broadcast on the local channel Telelombardia.
Maureen Kline holds a Bachelor’s degree from Yale University and a Master’s degree from the London School of Economics. She lived in Italy for over 20 years, working in the communications, public affairs and legal fields, and holds dual US-Italian citizenship.
She currently lives in New York City and is a long-time member of the NYC Chapter.