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Communication, Education and Marketing Technical Division

The Communication, Education & Marketing Division (CEM) uses words and images to network, spread ideas and promote solid waste industry interests to the public and decision makers.

Communication motivates customers, gives them information to make purchasing decisions and persuades them to alter their attitudes and behaviors to become environmental stewards. Division members will help you identify campaigns and strategies that will work best for your organization.

These strategies fall into three main categories:

  • Public Awareness – outreach with information that people need to know
  • Educational Program – a range of steps and activities from awareness to action with an ultimate goal of broad environmental stewardship
  • CEM Tools – the creation and implementation of advertising materials that are specifically developed to sell a product or increase participation in a service

Communication, Education & Marketing Technical Division Leadership


Tiffany Dunn
Executive Director, Sabine County Regional Solid Waste Management District


Ramona Simpson
Environmental Programs Supervisor, Town of Queen Creek, Arizona


Veronica Roof
Senior Environmental Policy Specialist, Burns & McDonnell


Tiana Svendsen
Environmental Outreach, Garland Environmental Waste Services, Texas

Communication, Education & Marketing Technical Division Committees

Awards Committee

Evaluates nominations and presents SWANA Awards.

Program Committee

Develops and oversees the Communication, Education & Marketing Technical Division’s technical programs at WASTECON®. The committee also suggests future conference sites, technical presentations and tours for SWANApalooza. Members also can serve as moderators for technical sessions and contribute to the topic and speaker selection process for SWANA's regular Webinars.

Training Committee

Provides CEM-related training and education through courses and publications, assuring program quality.


Volunteer for the Communication, Education, & Marketing Technical Division

NOTE: You must be a member of both SWANA and the Technical Division to join a committee or be a faculty member.

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