Vice President of Chapter Management
Lewis (“Lew”) A. Dubuque is the Vice President of Chapter Management at the National Waste & Recycling Association (NWRA). In this role, he has responsibility for chapters in New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New Hampshire, Vermont and Maine.
Before joining NWRA, Lew served as the executive vice president of the New York State Builders Association (NYSBA) for 11 years. During his time at NYSBA, he advocated on behalf of the residential construction industry at the state capitol in Albany, pushing back against laws and regulations that could have had a devastating impact on affordable housing in New York.
Prior to that role, he worked in every level of state government, including the New York State Senate, the New York State Department of Labor and the Executive Chamber.
Additionally, Lew served as the deputy director of the New York State Commission on Public Authority Reform, which was established by Gov. George Pataki in 2005 to make recommendations for improving the governance, operations and disclosure of New York State’s public authorities. The commission issued a report in 2006, which laid the groundwork for sweeping reform legislation that was later signed into law by New York State.
Throughout his career, Lew also worked as the research director for the New York State Election Modernization Task Force; assistant to the commissioner for the New York State Department of Labor; and research analyst for the Senate Republican Majority. All of these professional experiences have provided Lew with in-depth knowledge of New York State’s legislative and budgetary and regulatory processes.
Lew, an Albany native, also serves as the chairman of the New York State Habitat for Humanity Board of Directors. He is a graduate of the University at Albany. He now resides in Castleton on Hudson with his wife Jennifer and their two daughters.