SERI is pleased to announce the hiring of Ken Boyden to the newly created Director of Development & SERI Programs position, further expanding SERI’s drive toward electronics sustainability and beyond. In his new position, Mr. Boyden will engage with external partners and friends of SERI in pursuit of growing both contributions and relationships in support of SERI’s mission.
Dr. Boyden has served as the sole principle at Rydal Advancement Strategies, a firm providing fundraising counsel, revenue leadership, mission-driven strategic planning and management support for leading 501c3 organizations serving in the areas of research, healthcare, tech, and higher education. Dr. Boyden has previously served nonprofits as Executive Director, Vice-President, and associate dean, as well as presided for 12 years (1988-2000) as District Judge in Delaware County, PA. Ken received a Juris Doctorate (JD) from the Dickinson School of Law of Penn State University and his doctorate degree (EdD) from the University of Pennsylvania. Ken is also a graduate of the Harvard Institute for Higher education’s Institute for Educational Management and the Stanford Graduate School of Business Executive Program in Leadership.
“I am excited to join the impressive and impactful team at SERI to help create a world where electronics products are reused and recycled toward resource preservation for the improved global environment, health, and safety for all”, shared Ken.
Corey Dehmey, SERI’s Executive Director said, “We are pleased to welcome Ken to our organization. His background and experience as well as his passion for our mission of electronics sustainability make him uniquely qualified to lead SERI Programs and Development initiatives. We have some exciting efforts planned for 2021 and I look forward to working together with Ken to bring them to life. ”
Though today SERI is best known as the developer of the R2 Standard and the global voluntary R2 certification program, SERI was built with a bigger mission. The hiring of Mr. Boyden and the planned 2021 launch of a series of initiatives will extend SERI’s opportunity to make a positive impact on electronics sustainability, the pursuit of zero e-waste, and beyond.