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National Waste & Recycling Association announces change in leadership

NWRA President & CEO Sharon H. Kneiss resigns after over four years; tenure brought advances in safety to recycling industry

National Waste & Recycling Association announces change in leadership

Sharon H. Kneiss, president and CEO of the National Waste and Recycling Association (NWRA) for the past four and a half years, has resigned, effective November 7. During her tenure as the leader of the NWRA, Kneiss led the development and implementation of a comprehensive strategic plan to help the industry move the needle on safety, effectively communicate and educate about the industry’s priorities and champion legislation that helped to protect workers in the field.

In a letter to the NWRA Board of Trustees, Kneiss wrote, “After careful consideration, I have come to the conclusion that I have taken the association as far as I can to make it the most effective and respected voice of the industry. The timing is right for a new CEO to take this special organization to the next level.”

“We are indebted to Sharon for her leadership and contributions to our industry over the course of the past several years,” said Scott Dols, Chairman of the NWRA Board of Trustees. “Sharon has done a great deal to make our industry safer, stronger and smarter and has created an important foundation for the association to move forward in the future.”

The NWRA Board of Trustees will soon begin an executive search for Kneiss’ successor. In the interim, current Vice President and General Counsel Kevin Kraushaar will assume the role.

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