Sara Bixby Hired As SWANA's New Deputy Executive Director For Administration, Information Technology And Financial Management

The Executive Director and CEO of the Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA), John H. Skinner, Ph.D. BCEEM, announces the hiring of Sara Bixby as the new Deputy Executive Director for Administration, Information Technology and Financial Management beginning June 2013.

"Sara's excellent experience in managing real-world solid waste management operations will help SWANA provide more valuable programs and services to our members,” said Skinner.

Serving as the Director of the South Central Iowa Solid Waste Agency for the past 10 years, Bixby has worked in the solid waste field as a consultant and local governmental official since the early 1990s. She is a Past President and Life Member of SWANA and held various positions on the SWANA International Board of Directors and served on the Board of the Iowa Society of Solid Waste Operations’ Iowa Chapter.

Previously, Bixby served as the Chair of the Solid Waste Advisory Committee for the Iowa Department of Natural Resources and represented SWANA as a delegate to the International Solid Waste Association (ISWA).

Bixby is currently a member of the Editorial Advisory Board of SWANA’s official journal, MSW Management magazine and is SWANA Certified as a Manager of Landfill Operations.

Of her new role within the solid waste industry Bixby said, "This is a great opportunity for me to work with and for an organization that I believe in; with and for people that I have long admired. I am excited to continue my involvement with SWANA in a new way."


The Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) is an organization of more than 10,000 public and private sector professionals committed to advancing from solid waste management to resource management through their shared emphasis on education, advocacy and research. For more than 60 years, SWANA has been the leading association in the solid waste management field. SWANA serves industry professionals through technical conferences, certifications, publications and a large offering of technical training courses.

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