2019 Program

2019 Presentations

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CRA would like to wholeheartedly thank everyone who made our 29th Annual Conference a success.
The following list contains all of the presentations that were made available to CRA.

Monday, March 18

Collegiate Recyclers Coalition WorkshopWally Nava, The Citadel
Matt James, NC DEACS
Eduardo Andrade, St. Andrews University
Clifton Dial, St. Andrews University
Yash Gudimani, University of South Carolina
LuAnna Nesbitt, Appalachian State University
Thanh Schado, Appalachian State University
Claire Windsor, University of South Carolina
Introducing Keep Carolinas Beautiful!
Mallory Coffey, Keep SC Beautiful Director, Palmetto Pride
Isaac Nicholson, East Region Director, Keep America Beautiful

Tuesday, March 19

HHW Council Solutions for Battery ManagementBrian Beinaruskas, Procurement Manager/EHS Manager, PowerHouse Recycling
Steve Coffin, Hazmat Coordinator, City of Charleston
Jim Hughes, General Manager, Veolia ES Technical Solutions, LLC
Tim Warren, Account Manager, Call2Recycle
Joel Willard, Facility Manager, Cleanlites Recycling
Healthcare Sustainability Council Workshop and TourJennifer Sellers, Director of Environmental Sustainability, Atrium Health
Jeff Cooper, Healthcare Account Solutions Manager, Waste Management
Christine Von Kolnitz, Sustainability Manager, Medical University of South Carolina
Tom Rhodes, Environmental Specialist, NC DEACS
General Session I
The Package DealRusty Angel, Eastern Region Sales Manager, Machinex Technologies, Inc
Rob Flores, Director of Sustainability, Berry Global
Mylinda Jacobsen, Purchasing Manager, Envision Plastics
Concurrent Sessions
1- Bidding Bootcamp: Contracts, RFPs, & $$$, oh my!
Shannon Culpepper, Waste Reduction Coordinator, Chatham County (NC)
Christy Davis, Director of Procurement, Berkeley County Government (SC)
Kevin Fisher, Procurement Manager, Sonoco Recycling, LLC
Rob Taylor, Senior Technical Assistance Specialist, The Recycling Partnership
2 - Stemming the Rising Plastic Tide Stuart Harris, Director, Marine & Environmental Stewardship, American Chemistry Council
Rikki Parker, Project Manager, Coastal Conservation League
Lisa Rider, Deputy Director, Onslow County Solid Waste (NC)
Kelly Thorvalson, Conservation Programs Manager, South Carolina Aquarium
3 - Big, Bold BMPs for Hospitality, Healthcare, and BusinessesSarah Britt, Director of Sales, Columbia Convention Center
John Patrone, Environmental Specialist II, NC DEQ, DWM - SWS
Jennifer Sellers, Director of Environmental Sustainability, Atrium Health
Tony Wartko, Director of Facility Services, Sea Pines Resort
4 - Beating Back ContaminationRichard Chesley, Recycling Program Manager, SC DHEC
Mel Gilles, Education & Outreach Specialist, NC DEACS
Sandy Skolochenko, Community Development Specialist, NC DEACS

Wednesday, March 20

General Session II
Back to BasicsScott Mouw, Director of Strategy and Research, The Recycling Partnership
Jeremy O’Brien, Director of Applied Research, SWANA
Mike Pope, President & General Manager, Sonoco Recycling, LLC
Matt Todd, Senior Consultant, RRS
Concurrent Sessions
5 - Let's Get Physical: Tagging BootcampRachel Kipar, Technical Assistance Specialist, The Recycling Partnership
Tori Carle, Waste Reduction Supervisor, City of Greensboro
Srijana Guilford, Environmental Communications Specialist, Town of Cary (NC)
6 - Are you down with EPP?Tonya Randell, Program Manager, More Recycling
Alyson Tamer, Value Management Engineer, NC DOT
7 - Taking a Bite Out of Foodwaste
Bill Denman, Branch Chief, US EPA Region 4
Amy Kosar, Senior Account Manager, Retail Product Sourcing, Feeding America
8 - Reigning Supreme with DataNatha Dempsey, Vice President, Food Packaging Institute
Jenny English, Territory Manager East, ReCollect Systems Inc.
Chris Ronson, Senior Sales & Marketing Manager, Re-TRAC Connect
9 - Drop-off Centers: Expanding Collection & Improving ContaminationMeghan Baldwin, Solid Waste Facilities Manager, Wake County (NC)
Suki Janssen, Director of Solid Waste, Athens-Clarke County (GA)
Michelle LaRocco, Environmental Services Manager, Georgetown County (SC)
Sarah Mccarthy-Smith, Recycling Coordinator, Berkeley County (SC)
10 - The A-Team: Commercial and Industrial Recycling ExpertsWes Ballou, General Manager, ICE Recycling
Anna DeLage, Market Development Manager, SC Dept of Commerce
Jan Foster, Solid Waste Manager, Waste Reduction Partners
Kristen Hare, Environmental Health Manager, SC DHEC
Mike Trench, Maintenance Manager, ABB Greenville, SC

Thursday, March 21

General Session III
- That's DebatableAlec Cooley, Senior Advisor, Busch Systems
Amanda Fairley, Project Manager, Waste Management
Tonya Randell, Program Manager, More
Matt Todd, Senior Consultant, RRS
Concurrent Sessions
11 - Creating a Culture of ReuseTori Carle, Reconsidered Goods, Board Chair
Madeline James, Reuse Consultant
Blair Pollock, Solid Waste Planner, Orange County Solid Waste Management (NC)
Rebecca Rushton, Sustainable Warehouse
12 - The Heavy Weights of C&D ManagementMike Bessant, Assistant Executive Director, Horry County Solid Waste Authority
Joe Connell, Executive Director, Building Material Reuse Association
John Demary, Director, Pitt County Solid Waste & Recycling
Tara Nattress, NC DEACS
Jana White, Section Manager, SW Planning, Grants & Regulation Development, SC DHEC
13 - The Others: Fueling Alternatives to LandfillRita Warters, CEO, Plyler Paperstock
Paolo Carollo, Vice President of Operations North America, Entsorga
Jeremy O’Brien, Director of Applied Research, SWANA