Marialyce Pedersen

Senior Policy Analyst

Marialyce Pedersen is a senior policy analyst for The Walt Disney Company Global Public Policy team. She conducts research and benchmarking on global environmental topics, and develops and supports the implementation of company-wide environmental goals, policies, standards and guidelines.

She has worked in the environmental field, both public and private, for more than 25 years. Pedersen is currently an Advisory Council member for GBCI’s TRUE Zero Waste certification program, and was involved with developing the TRUE Zero Waste Advisor exam in 2017. She was a founding member of the U.S. Zero Waste Business Council and has taught zero waste certification courses and presented at many previous zero waste conferences. Her special passions include waste prevention, reuse and composting, and environmentally preferred procurement.