Sue Beets-Atkinson

Sue Beets-Atkinson is the Global VP of Sustainability for SBM Management, LLC (a janitorial company). With more than 27 years of resource management and recycling experience, she has successfully designed and implemented many large and complex recycling programs for a multitude of Fortune 500 companies throughout the United States. Sue was a key player in … Read more

Brett Rodgers

Brett Rodgers joined PaintCare in 2017, where he oversees the program’s public outreach and education efforts as Director of Communications. Prior to joining PaintCare, Brett led communications teams at the National Building Museum, the American Institute for Conservation, and other non-profit organizations. He earned degrees from the University of Maryland in College Park, MD, and … Read more

Manuel Medrano

Manuel Medrano has been in the environmental sustainability field for 20 years focused on municipal waste reduction programs, recycling, organic waste management, hazardous waste management, business development, marketing and education. Manuel holds a bachelor’s degree from San Diego State University in Public Administration, with dual minors in Chicano Studies and Political Science. Manuel belongs to … Read more

Bret Biggers

Bret Biggers joined ISRI in January as an economist to gather, analyze and disseminate information on scrap commodity trends. He is the staff liaison for the Paper Division, Plastics Division, and the MRF Committee. Other efforts Biggers working on is the ISRI Specifications Circular, the Recyclability Protocol, Trade Committee and Market Access Working Group. Biggers … Read more

Meleny Thomas

Meleny Thomas is a community organizer, published author, and member of the South Baltimore Community Land Trust. She has over 15 years of serving youth and families in various capacities; some of which include case management, family support services, and afterschool programming and enrichment. Presently, her work focuses on mobilizing youth and community leadership around … Read more

Shashawnda Campbell

Shashawnda Campbell is a community leader and activist for Environmental Justice. As a student at Ben Franklin High School in South Baltimore, Shashawnda co-founded “Free Your Voice”, a student led group that worked for 5 years to shut down the largest incinerator proposal in US history set to be built less than a mile away … Read more

Leslie Lukacs

Leslie Lukacs is the Executive Director of Zero Waste Sonoma formally known as the Sonoma County Waste Management Agency. Leslie has worked over 20 years in solid waste and resource management industry and, prior, was the Director of Zero Waste at SCS Engineers for 13 years. Leslie serves on the board of directors of NRC … Read more

Alec Cooley

Alec Cooley has been involved in the recycling and waste reduction field for over 25 years. He got his start as a student recycling coordinator at Humboldt State University in Northern California, and later worked for several years as a collections and operations manager for the Arcata Community Recycling Center. Cooley returned to HSU in … Read more

Michael J. Sangiacomo

MICHAEL J. SANGIACOMO has served as the Recology President & Chief Executive Officer and a member of its Board of Directors since November 1990. Over the past three decades, under Mr. Sangiacomo’s leadership, Recology has expanded its operations from Northern California to include more than 60 operating companies and facilities across California, Washington, and Oregon, … Read more