Young Professionals International Board Representative (YPIBR) Candidate Announced — February 21, 2017

In 2014, SWANA members created a permanent International Board (IB) position for a Young Professionals International Board Representative (YPIBR). The YPIBR represents SWANA members aged 35 or less for a two-year term on the IB, which is SWANA’s governing body.

With the term of the first YPIBR having ended and consistent with approved processes, SWANA advertised the open YPIBR position to its membership. A nominating committee representing the YP Steering Committee and SWANA Executive Committee reviewed the three applications and have recommended David Hagenbucher as the candidate to be placed on the ballot. Only SWANA YP members in good standing are be eligible to vote.* The ballot will allow members to approve, disapprove, or abstain on the nominated candidate ballot. No write-in candidates are being accepted.

The candidate and his bio are listed below:

David Hagenbucher

Dave Hagenbucher

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.