SWANA CEO Amy Lestition Burke Nominated for Women Who Advance Associations 2024

March 15, 2024 – The prestigious Women Who Advance Associations 2024 nomination has been extended to Amy Lestition Burke, MA, FASAE, CAE, Executive Director & CEO of the Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA). This recognition highlights Amy’s outstanding leadership and dedication to fostering diversity, equity, and inclusion within the international association community.

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Women Who Advance honors women leaders who lead the charge in promoting inclusion, empowering women from diverse backgrounds, and establishing environments where every voice is recognized and appreciated. Amy’s unwavering commitment to championing inclusivity and driving impactful initiatives has earned her this well-deserved nomination.

Under Amy’s leadership, SWANA stands as a vital thought leader and driving force of diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) within the solid waste and recycling sector. Amy’s visionary and servant leadership has equipped her to cultivate a culture of staff empowerment, champion the creation of a culture of belonging that embraces diverse perspectives, and unite individuals to collectively tackle challenges and attain mutual objectives.

SWANA Board President Art Mercer expressed his congratulations, stating, “Amy’s nomination for Women Who Advance Associations 2024 is a testament to her exceptional leadership and dedication to advancing our industry. Her tireless efforts to promote diversity and inclusivity within SWANA and beyond have made a lasting impact, and we are proud to see her recognized for her achievements.”

Amy and the other remarkable women nominees were honored at the #InspireInclusion: 2024 Women Who Advance Associations Award Ceremony on March 15, 2024, at 4:00 AM ET. Read more about SWANA Executive Director & CEO Amy Lestition Burke and the Women Who Advance Associations 2024.


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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