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Planning and Management

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The Planning and Management Division (PM) has more than 700 directors and managers focused on developing innovative solutions to challenges faced by today’s solid waste decision-makers, and provides members with the information they need to stay on the cutting-edge of the solid waste field.

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

Planning & Management Technical Division Leadership

Advisory Board Delegate

Mr. Robert W. Craggs
Mr. Robert W. Craggs
National Manager, Solid Waste and Resource Recovery, Burns & McDonnell

Past Director

Mr. Robert Smouse
Mr. Robert Smouse
Alternative Fuels - Senior Manager, Cemex USA

Tech Division Director

Ms. Kate Bartelt
Ms. Kate Bartelt
Senior Waste/Environmental Project Manager, HDR, Inc.

Vice Director

Ms. Ashley V. Evans, PE


Ms. Ashley V. Evans, PE
Market Area Engineer, Waste Management

Planning & Management Technical Division Committees

Awards Committee

The Planning & Management (PM) Technical Division Awards committee evaluates nominations and presents SWANA Award.

View the PM Technical Division Awards

Legislative and Regulatory Committee

Tracks current and pending legislation at the federal and state levels, providing comments and writing letters to elected officials in support of SWANA’s stance on key issues.

Program Committee

Develops and oversees the Division’s technical programs at WASTECON®. 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 PM-related training and education through courses and publications, assuring program quality.



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