National Recycling Coalition Announces 2016-2017 Officers

For Immediate Release: November 16, 2016

Washington DC – The National Recycling Coalition (NRC) has voted on new officers for the 2016-2017 year.

Elections for officers were held during the Fall Board meeting on November 9, 2016 in Atlanta, GA. The new officers, listed below, will serve for the next year:

  • President: Bob Gedert, Department Director, Austin Resource Recovery, City of Austin
  • Chair of the Board: David Juri Freeman, Senior Consultant, Resource Recycling Systems
  • Executive Vice President/CEO: Marjorie Griek, Principal Consultant, Pearl Consulting
  • Additional Vice Presidents: Stephen Bantillo, Executive Director, Recycling Certification Institute; Gary Bilbro, Owner and President, SMART Recycling U.S., Inc.; Paul England, Midwest Regions General Manager, Pratt Industries; Gary Liss, President, Gary Liss & Associates
  • Secretary: Lisa A. Skumatz, Principal Consultant/Research, Skumatz Economic Research Associates, and non-profit Econservation Institute
  • Treasurer: Marjorie Griek, Principal Consultant, Pearl Consulting
  • At-large Executive Committee Members: Nominations will occur at our winter Board meeting on December 9, 2016

The officers were nominated from the current NRC Board, members listed below:

  • Susan Attridge, Recycling Coordinator, City of Buffalo, New York
  • Stephen Bantillo, Executive Director, Recycling Certification Institute
  • Gary Bilbro, President, SMART Recycling of SC
  • Robert J. Bylone, Jr., Executive Director and President, Pennsylvania Recycling Markets Center
  • Maggie Clarke, Zero Waste Consultant, Zero Waste New York
  • Jack DeBell, Development Director, University of Colorado Recycling
  • George Dreckmann, Strategic Initiatives Coordinator, City of Madison, WI Streets Division
  • Paul England, Recycling Manager, Pratt Recycling
  • MaryEllen Etienne, Programs Manager, Solid Waste Authority of Central Ohio
  • John Frederick, Executive Director, Intermunicipal Relations Committee
  • David Juri Freeman, Recycling Program Manager, City and County of Denver
  • Bob Gedert, Department Director, Austin Resource Recovery, City of Austin
  • Marjorie Griek, Principal Consultant, Pearl Consulting
  • Carey Hamilton, Executive Director, Indiana Recycling Coalition
  • Brent Hildebrand, VP Operations, Alpine Recycling and Waste
  • Doug Hill, President, EcoVision Environmental
  • Dave Keeling, Director of Recycling, Steel Recycling Institute
  • Gary Liss, Zero-Waste Consultant, Gary Liss & Associates
  • Maite Quinn, Business Development and Marketing Manager, Sims Municipal RecyclingAntonio Rios, President, Puerto Rico Recycling Coalition
  • Will Sagar, Executive Director, Southeast Recycling Development Center
  • Lisa A. Skumatz, Principal Consultant/Research, Skumatz Economic Research Associates, and non-profit Econservation Institute
  • Michael Van Brunt, Director of Sustainability, Covanta
  • Robin Wiener, President, Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries
  • Melissa Young, Assistant Director, Syracuse University Center for Sustainable Community Solutions

President Bob Gedert noted “The NRC Board of Directors represent strong leadership experience from recycling organizations, non-profit organizations, businesses, trade associations, individuals, local, state and federal government, unified in the mission to support a local recycling programs that are committed to the conservation of natural resources. I stand ready to support this mission through inclusion of all partners within the American recycling system. Together, We Are Recycling.

The National Recycling Coalition is a non-profit organization focused on promoting and enhancing recycling in the United States. Our network of more than 6,000 members extends across waste reduction, reuse, recycling, and composting.

For more information contact NRC Staff Assistant, Savannah Betkowski at [email protected]