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Stephanie Barger – TRUE
As director of market transformation & development for the TRUE Certification, Stephanie Barger is responsible for the growth and development of the zero wasteprogram. Barger helped launch TRUE, which is owned and administered by GreenBusiness Certification Inc. (GBCI) in 2017. GBCI is the premier organizationindependently recognizing excellence in green business industry performance andpractice globally and administers all LEED green building certifications. TRUE wasacquired by GBCI in 2016 and was previously known as U.S. Zero Waste BusinessCouncil, which Barger formed in January 2012. She received her Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from San Diego State University.In her spare time, Barger raises guide dog puppies for the blind and advocates for humane treatment of all creatures great and small. She lives in Penryn California. Barger has been dedicated to meeting the growing need for educational resources, peer-to-peer networking and third-party certification for businesses across the nation related to waste reduction and zero waste. She brings over 25 years of experience in environmental stewardship, employee training, management consulting and business development.
Stan Chen – RecycleGo
Stan Chen is a leader of the recycling industry, serving as both CEO of RecycleGO Inc., a recycling technology and service provider, and President of United Metal Recycling, a full-service, Class-A permitted recycling facility that handles all grades of ferrous and non-ferrous material, source-separated plastics, and fibers using state-of-the-art processing equipment. An eco-entrepreneur, Stan’s passion for sustainability along with 20+ years of experience in the recycling industry has provided the knowledge needed to design and develop ever-innovative solutions for the recycling industry, the economy, and the environment.
Jordan Fengel – Tetra Pak
Jordan Fengel is the Sustainability Manager for the U.S. & Canada for Tetra Pak, a global packaging company leading in sustainability transformation. He is the formerExecutive Director of the State of Texas Alliance for Recycling (STAR) where he advanced the circular economy and supported the recycling industry in Texas. Prior to STAR, Jordan spent four (4) years with the City of Georgetown as their Environmental Programs Coordinator and was a paramedic for over a decade beforethat. Jordan has a bachelor’s degree in environmental management and is certified in circular economy systems.
Karen Deter – MSW Consultants
Karen Deeter brings over thirty years of professional project management, research, and implementation experience in solid waste. She has an in-depth knowledge of the waste management and recycling industry – which spans regulatory and policy framework, procurement, and contracting guidelines – and extensive real-world experience with waste management and recycling program dynamics. Karen is a Senior Consultant with MSW Consultants, a solid waste consulting firm based in Orlando. She was previously the Waste Collection Manager and then solid waste director for Alachua County. Karen served on the Board of the Florida Chapter of SWANA for many years, including a term as Chapter President.
Chas Jordan – Kessler Consulting, Inc
Charles “Chas” Jordan is a Senior Consultant and Project Manager with Kessler Consulting, Inc. in Tampa, Florida. He has a broad overview of solid waste and public works knowledge with his technical expertise being in project and program management, solid waste operations, financial analysis, sustainability and emergency management. Chas has managed major projects including community-wide collections and recycling transitions, multiple collection and processing procurements, zero waste plans, rate and financial studies, and national recycling improvement studies. Chas is very knowledgeable in management techniques, zero waste principles, solid waste operations and long-term planning. He has a masters degree in public administration and a bachelors degree from the University of North Florida.
Elizabeth Nelson – Austin Resource Recovery
Elizabeth Nelson is a Planner Senior with Austin Resource Recovery at the City of Austin. She has worked with the Strategic Initiatives division of ARR since 2016 and works on zero waste and circular economy policy development and long-range planning. She has managed incentive programs and worked on implementation of waste diversion ordinances impacting the business and construction and demolition sectors. She received a BS in Bio-Environmental Sciences from Texas A&M University and is a LEED Green Associate.
Morgan McCarthy – GBB Solid Waste Management Consultants
Morgan McCarthy is a GBB Project Manager with over 16 years of solid waste, yard waste, food waste, and recycling management experience in the public and private sectors. In addition to working closely with multiple cities and counties as a consultant and company executive, she briefly worked on various initiatives for a City in California, gaining firsthand experience with public sector management and operations. She leads GBB’s program to support zero waste to landfill from store renovations for a large confidential retail company with more than 200 US stores.