August 13, 2020

Product Stewardship Society Announces 2020 Recipient of the Allan K. Fleeger Distinguished Service Award

Release No. SMR-20-08-13

Sue Marchese,
AIHA Communications
(703) 846-0742

FALLS CHURCH, Va. (August 13, 2020) — The Product Stewardship Society announced today the 2020 recipient of the Allan K. Fleeger Distinguished Service Award, Jon Hellerstein. He is the second recipient of this award, which was established in 2018 and named after the Society’s first president. It recognizes the invaluable contributions made by a product steward to support the growth and success of the Product Stewardship Society and the product stewardship profession.

“On behalf of the Board of Directors, I want to congratulate Jon for this wonderful achievement. Jon’s tireless service to the Society and his invaluable contributions to the development of the product stewardship profession truly exemplifies the spirit of this award. We are grateful for Jon’s service and the impact he has made on the product stewardship profession,” said Lynn L. Bergeson, President of the Product Stewardship Society.

Hellerstein served on the Product Stewardship Society’s Conference Program Committee from 2014–2018 and the Board of Directors from 2016–2019, where he served as a liaison between the Society and the AIHA Stewardship and Sustainability Committee. He currently serves on the Society’s Education Committee, where he develops educational content to support the Certified Professional Product Steward (CPPS) credential. Jon Hellerstein is also an author of the Professional Practices of Product Stewardship.

“Jon has been instrumental in establishing and growing the Society,” said Product Stewardship Society member Denese Deeds, who nominated Hellerstein, “I cannot think of anyone more committed to the success of the Product Stewardship Society or more deserving of this award.”

Hellerstein will be presented with the Alan K. Fleeger Distinguished Service Award at Virtual PSX 2020, September 15-17, 2020. To learn more about the award criteria and selection process, visit the Product Stewardship Society website.

About the Product Stewardship Society

Founded in 2012, the Product Stewardship Society® is the professional organization exclusively for product stewards. We enable professionals to promote responsible design, development, and management of products throughout their life cycle. The Product Stewardship Society is an affiliate of AIHA®. For more information, visit