David Hagenbucher is the Operations Manager for the Marathon County Solid Waste Department, overseeing solid waste facilities and programs that serve a large portion of Central and North-Central Wisconsin. In his 7 years of experience in the waste industry, he has acquired a wealth of knowledge and expertise in solid waste management, specializing in landfill construction and daily operations. He also assists in developing community waste reduction and recycling programs, as well as working with environmental consultants on cleanups and demolition projects. Mr. Hagenbucher graduated from the University of Wisconsin Stevens Point in 2012, earning a Bachelor of Science in Natural Resources with a focus on Soil and Waste Resource Management. In addition to his education, he has earned professionally recognized certifications in composting, leachate recirculation, landfill management, radiation safety, confined space entry, and leadership development. Mr. Hagenbucher is an active member of the Wisconsin Badger Chapter of SWANA, serving on multiple committees, and promoting waste industry Young Professional involvement. He has served as a mentor for college students and YPs interested in waste management, including guest lecturing at universities, educating students on the importance of sustainability and recycling, and influencing YPs to become the leaders of tomorrow.