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Core Advocacy Group

SWANA’s Core Advocacy Group was established to encourage communication and collaboration among the different parts of SWANA’s overall structure. Membership consists of Chapter Liaisons, the Technical Division Advocacy Committee, SWANA Executive Staff and the General Counsel. This group is intended to ensure consistency among SWANA advocacy positions at the federal, state, provincial and local levels, where appropriate and possible. The Core Advocacy Group also serves as a resource for information and updates to the chapter and technical division members they represent.

Technical Division Advocacy Committee

Technical DivisionAdvocacy RepAffiliation
Landfill Gas & Biogas (Committee Chair)Amy BanisterWaste Management
Communication, Education & MarketingCarol SimmonsCharleston County Solid Waste Department
Collection & TransferJim MillerJRMA Architects Engineers
Sustainable Materials ManagementMaia CorbittBooth, Ahrens, & Werkenthin P.C.
Landfill ManagementNathan MayerSolid Waste Authority of Palm Beach County
Waste Conversion & Energy RecoveryGreg GesellHDR
Planning & ManagementConstance HornigConstance Hornig Law Offices

Chapter Liaisons

ChapterAdvocacy Liaison
Alabama Phil Davis
Alaska Lori Aldrich
Arizona Peter Klimoski
Arkansas Wendy Bland
Atlantic Canada Darlyne Proctor
Central California Sierra Eric Zetz
Colorado Rocky Mountain Neil Nowak
Florida Sunshine Reginald Ofuani and Ramon Rivera
Georgia Murray Griffin
Illinois Land of Lincoln Christopher Peters
Indiana Hoosier Debbie Hackman and Curt Publow
Iowa Society of Solid Waste Operations Bill Schmitt
Kansas Sunflower Michael Tabor
Kentucky Vacant
Louisiana Vacant
Michigan Joseph Munem
Mid-Atlantic Jake Shepard
Minnesota Land of Lakes Jason Haus
Mississippi Kate Victor
Missouri Keith Connor
Nebraska Vacant
Nevada Great Basin Brendan Kallaus
New Jersey Megan Sartor
New Mexico Roadrunner Shirlene Sitton
ChapterAdvocacy Liaison
New YorkDebra Smith and Bruce Howie
North CarolinaVacant
Northern California Gold RushLarry Sweetser
Northern LightsSheri Praski
Northern New England Vacant
Ohio BuckeyeKathy Trent
Oklahoma R. Fenton Rood
OntarioEmil Prpic
Beaver Chapter (Oregon & Idaho)Andrea Fogue
Pacific Basin Jude Hofschneider
Pacific Chapter - BC & YukonKaren Storry and Mark Watt
Pennsylvania KeystoneCharles Raudenbush
Puerto Rico and CaribbeanJorge Alexis Melendez
Quebec ChapterMichel Binette
South Carolina PalmettoArthur Braswell and Marcia Papin
Southern California FoundingSusan Moulton and Frank Caponi
Southern New EnglandBrian Card
Tennessee VolunteerVacant
Texas Lone StarJeffrey Reed
Utah BeehiveNathan Rich
Virginia Old DominionTim Torrez
Washington EvergreenBecci Piepel
Wisconsin BadgerMeleesa Johnson