About

Gia is the President & CEO of EcoPlum, Inc. She has a deep commitment to helping combat environmental issues through the social enterprise she founded in 2007. EcoPlum offers branded marketing solutions to help universities, businesses and organizations integrate sustainable values into their programs and practices. EcoPlum brands and customizes its curated Sustainable Swag® line of eco-friendly promotional products with clients’ logos, taglines or messages.

EcoPlum is certified nationally as a women-owned business by the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC) and is a Green America “Gold” approved business. Gia and EcoPlum have been featured on ForbesBooks Radio, Crain’s New York, Inc. Magazine, and many other business publications. Gia is a 2020 Enterprising Women of the Year Award winner.

Prior to founding EcoPlum, Gia was President of MMC 20/20 Systems, Inc. In 1998, She co-founded Plan Data Management, Inc. (PDM) growing it into a thriving software and data services provider servicing Fortune 500 companies. A public company acquired PDM in 2006. Gia’s professional experience also includes management consulting at the Machlin Consulting Group and Deloitte & Touche, along with sales and marketing roles at Unisys and AT&T.

Gia serves as Board President of the Blue Card, Inc., a non-profit organization that provides cash assistance to needy Holocaust survivors living in the United States. She is a longtime member of the Women Presidents’ Organization and a founding member of the Columbia Business School Alumni Club’s Sustainable Business Committee. She volunteered for NYC public schools for 14 years.

Gia lives on the Upper West Side of Manhattan with her husband Corey, her daughter Talia, and their dog Pepper. Her son Noah just graduated from the University of Colorado, Boulder. Her parents, Eugene Machlin, 99, and Edda Servi Machlin, (recently deceased at 93) continue to be her inspiration.

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