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Chapter Leadership Award

These members made contributions to a chapter over over a period of time that were particularly meritorious. (formerly known as the Special Governor's Award)


Charlie Latham, Waste Management


Will Flower, Winters Bros. Waste Systems of CT

Ron Bergamini, The Action Environmental Group

Robert Lee, Ecotech Easte Logistics


Chuck Dees, Waste Management, Inc.

Tom Tomaszewski, Homewood Disposal Services

Gentry Shows, Advanced Disposal Services, Inc.


Armand Lembo, LEMCOR, Inc.

Bob Pfister, Advanced Disposal Services, Inc.

Gentry Shows, Advanced Disposal Services, Inc.


Tom DeVivo, Willimantic Waste Paper Company

Terry Guerin, Southside Landfill/Randolph Farms


Kenneth Burkett, American Waste Control, Inc.

Jeff Crate, Draper Aden Associates

Robert Lee, Eco-Tech Environmental, LLC

Andy Moss, Progressive Waste Solutions

Fred Radandt, Manitowoc Disposal and Recycling

George Wayne, Waste Connections, Inc.


Ralph Diaz, Corpus Christi Disposal Service

Lisa Disbrow, Waste Management, Inc.

Aaron Gilman, SCS Field Services

Tim O’Donnell, Republic Services, Inc.

Jack Perko, Republic Services, Inc.


Mike Berkopec, ACE Solid Waste, Inc.

Tom Brown, IESI Corp.

George Geletko, Waste Management, Inc.

Dan Gorske, Republic Services, Inc.

Bill Killian, Pima Waste of Tucscon

Mark Miller, Daniel B. Stephens & Associates


James Amick, Republic Services, Inc.

Gino Dugan, Republic Serivces, Inc.

Max Goolsby, Republic Service, Inc.

Julie Ketchum, Waste Management, Inc.

Thomas Toscano, Mr. T Carting Corp.


Pat Caruso, Associated Refuse Haulers

Murray Griffin, Atlantic Coast Consulting, Inc.

Bob Hendrix, Allied Waste of Osage Beach

Charles Wegner, Allied Waste Industries, Inc.


Tom Hilbert, William Charles Waste Companies

Jimmie Jones, Allied Waste Industries, Inc.

Bruce Schmucker, Cornerstone Environmental Group, LLC


Clemens Gailliot, Hilltop Landfill

Peggy Gaston, Waste Management of Oklahoma, Inc.

Dominick Incantalupo, Chelsea Sanitation Service/ M & M Sanitation Corp.

Bill Schrum, GDS – Hickory / Republic Services, Inc.


Tom Agema, Homewood Disposal Service, Inc.

Paul Hamberis, Waste Management, Inc.

Thomas Stump, First Piedmont Corp.

Kathy Whitman, Mid-Atlantic Waste Systems


Mike Camara, ABC Disposal Service, Inc.

Mary Margaret Cowhey, Land & Lakes Co.

Dean Matts, All American Waste Control, Inc.


James Auten, Waste Industries

David Hood, Pinnacle Waste, Inc.

Thomas McMonigle, Chrin Hauling, Inc.


Don Cassano, Waste Management, Inc.

Randall W. Russell, Kenvirons, Inc.

Mark Stoltman, Randy's Sanitation

George Walter, Walter's Recycling & Refuse Services


Jeff Gaker, Republic Services, Inc.

David Moore, J.C. Duncan Companies


Doug Harvey, E.L. Harvey & Sons


Hunter Carruthers

Jim Rue


Phil Allen


Page Elmore


Don Andres

Ellen Harvey, E.L. Harvey & Sons

Gene Herson

2018 Driver of the Year Award. Nominate Your Best. Deadline 12.15.17

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National Waste & Recycling Association
1550 Crystal Drive, Suite 804
Arlington, VA 22202
T: 800-424-2869 T: 202-244-4700
F: 202-966-4824