Learn more about the candidates for the 2017 NRC Board of Directors elections!

Barbara Eckstrom

Barbara Eckstrom

Director of Recycling and Material Management, Tompkins County

I am looking forward to the opportunity to serve on the NRC Board. I believe that my 30 years of experience as a leader in recycling policy and practice will be a valuable contribution to the organization. Through program innovation, stakeholder participation, meaningful partnerships and stable financing, I am confident that NRC can continue to be at the forefront of recycling growth and opportunity on a national level.

Peter Klaich

Peter Klaich

National Sales/Research, Shapiro Enterprises

I have dedicated my career to be a major contributor in improving our environment. The organic diversion market is exploding with all major ICI (Institutional, Commercial & Industrial) companies both private and public. The timing for NRC growth is at its pinnacle and feel strongly that I can become a major contributor to the advancement of the NRC.

Sarah Pierpont

Sarah Pierpont

Executive Director, New Mexico Recycling Coalition

As the Director of a state recycling organization, I am seeking a seat on the NRC’s board of directors to ensure that the work of NRC remains relevant to state affiliate programs and to help bolster NRC as the national voice for recycling. I possess a strong background in non-profit management, stakeholder development, fundraising, strategic planning and program implementation and I welcome the opportunity to serve NRC and its members.

Antonio “Tony” Rios

Antonio “Tony” Rios

Executive Director/President, Puerto Rico Solid Waste Authority / Coalición de Reciclaje de Puerto Rico

Together we are stronger – one world one market.

Michael Van Brunt

Michael Van Brunt

Sr. Director, Sustainability, Covanta

I have been honored to serve on the NRC’s board over the past three years. I am excited about our future. The NRC board has a unique opportunity to grow as a center for collaboration within the recycling industry. If elected, I look forward to applying my experience in industry, sustainable materials management, and strategic planning, to the board as it meets the challenges of this opportunity.

Wayne Gjerde

Wayne Gjerde

Recycling Market Development Coordinator, Minnesota Pollution Control Agency

Now is the time to raise our voices of the importance of our work to the environment, the economy, and to our planet. I believe now more then ever we have the people, technology and experience to solve the problems at hand. We must have the will to march forward and solve the problems together.

Leslie Lukacs

Leslie Lukacs

Director of Zero Waste, SCS Engineers

Sustainable materials management and zero waste has been my passion and profession for 20 years. I’ve gained valuable skills in directing associations during my 12 years serving on the California Recourse Recovery Association’s Board. Through CRRA, I’ve been the NRC ROC liaison for 8 years and on the executive committee for numerous years. I have been active in NRC since my career start as its mission aligns with my passion.

Charlotte Pitt

Charlotte Pitt

Manager, City and County of Denver

I would be honored to serve you as a member of the NRC’s Board of Directors. I manage the waste diversion programs for the City of Denver and have been successful at advancing these programs in an environment that is not always friendly toward recycling. I believe that my skills at building partnerships, communication and knowledge of recycling operations will serve the NRC well. I would appreciate your vote!

Justin Stockdale

Justin Stockdale

Regional Director, Pennsylvania Resources Council

I believe the NRC is critical to the continued evolution of recycling in America. By gathering diverse stakeholders (from local governments to multinational corporations) in a focused discussion we can collectively define sustainable solutions to guide the future of waste diversion. The NRC offers a pathway where recycling and waste diversion are driven by intention rather than circumstance.

Susan Gordon

Susan Gordon

Environmental Program Manager (Waste Reduction & Recycling), City of Fort Collins, CO

I have always taken great personal interest in “closing the loop” whereby so-called waste materials become commodities and resources for local construction, manufacturing, and agriculture. I am intrigued in Sustainable Materials Management concepts that capture the vitality of markets and job creation intrinsic to resource recovery industries. I am a strong advocate for NRC to be the leader for how SMM works, consistent with Zero Waste and Circular Economy goals.