National Recycling Coalition Announces 2016-2017 Board of Directors
For Immediate Release: September 14, 2016

Washington DC – The National Recycling Coalition (NRC) is proud to announce the election of six members to the NRC Board of Directors. Elections for the Board were held during the 2016 Resource Recycling Conference in New Orleans, LA.

The new and re-elected Board Members, listed below, will each serve 3-year terms:

  • Susan Attridge, Recycling Coordinator, City of Buffalo, NY
  • Maggie Clarke, Zero Waste Consultant, Zero Waste New York
  • Paul England, General Manager, Pratt Recycling
  • Carey Hamilton, Executive Director, Indiana Recycling Coalition
  • Dave Keeling, Director of Recycling, Steel Recycling Institute
  • Robin Wiener, President, Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries

The recently voted-in individuals join the following active Board Members:

  • Stephen Bantillo, Executive Director, Recycling Certification Institute
  • Gary Bilbro, Consultant, NewGreen Consulting
  • Robert J. Bylone, Jr., Executive Director and President, Pennsylvania Recycling Markets Center
  • Jack DeBell, Development Director, University of Colorado Recycling
  • George Dreckmann, Strategic Initiatives Coordinator, City of Madison, WI- Streets Division, retired
  • MaryEllen Etienne, Programs Manager, Solid Waste Authority of Central Ohio (SWACO)
  • John Frederick, Executive Director, Intermunicipal Relations Committee
  • Juri Freeman, Sr. Consultant, Resource Recycling Systems (RRS)
  • Bob Gedert, Department Director, Austin Resource Recovery, City of Austin
  • Marjorie Griek, Principal, Pearl Consulting
  • Brent Hildebrand, VP Operations, Alpine Recycling and Waste
  • Doug Hill, President, EcoVision Environmental
  • Gary Liss, Zero-Waste Consultant, Gary Liss & Associates
  • Maite Quinn, Business Development and Marketing Manager, Sims Municipal Recycling
  • Antonio 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
  • Melissa Young, Assistant Director, Syracuse University Center for Sustainable Community Solutions

Ex-officio members include Michele Nestor, Recycling Organizations Council (ROC)-chair, and honorary lifetime members Cliff Case of Carter, Ledyard & Milburn, LLC, Murray Fox with i-ROC, and Mark Lichtenstein Chief of Staff and Executive Director of Sustainability at the SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry. Officers will be elected at the next in-person Board meeting.

“I am so thrilled with the election of these candidates to carry on the great work that the NRC is doing” said Executive Committee and outgoing Board Member Fran McPoland.

For more information contact NRC Staff at [email protected]