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Executive Leadership Roundtable

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Each year, NWRA hosts its premier annual event. Executive Leadership Roundtable (ELRT).  Leaders and innovators in the waste and recycling industry gather for briefings on best practices, emerging trends and issues of critical importance to our industry. At this year's ELRT, we will be presenting six different Recycling Awards.

Hotel Reservations

Please make your reservations with the hotel here

or call 800-755-5011 and reference the National Waste & Recycling Association to receive the discounted rate of $230 ++. This rate is available three days before and after the room block based on availability.  You must make your reservations no later than Friday, September 21. There is a reduced resort fee of $32.00 per room night.

Travel Information

The Broadmoor is located approximately 15 minutes from the Colorado Springs Airport and 1 ½ hours from the Denver International Airport. Driving directions from each airport is located on The Broadmoor website (

The Broadmoor offers shuttle service round-trip and one-way shuttle service to and from both the Colorado Springs Airport and Denver International Airport. Reservations are required for guaranteed service and fares can be charged to your room. Airport shuttle fares to and from Colorado Springs Airport are $24 per person one-way. Upon arrival at the Colorado Springs Airport, please check in at The Broadmoor Welcome Desk conveniently located in baggage claim.

Once your flight plans are finalized, please notify The Broadmoor Transportation Department to arrange your shuttle reservations by calling 719.362.3276.


We encourage you to bring a hauler company who has never attended ELRT to come to the Broadmoor to see what all the excitement is about at this conference!  Both you and the first-time attendee hauler that register for ELRT, will get a discounted registration rate of $400 per person. That is a 30% discount off of your registration fee! Please contact Catherine Maimon at 202-364-3715 or to receive this discounted rate.

Conference Registration

Early Bird Registration Fees (Before September 7, 2018)

Member:  $575

Non-member: $745

Registration Fees (After September 7, 2018)

Member: $725

Non-Member: $895

Spouse: $450

Golf Outing Fee: $205

Jeep Tour: $30


Download the current agenda here.

Monday, October 22

11:00 a.m.       NWRA Women’s Council Business Meeting

1:00 p.m.         Registration

1:30 p.m.         NWRA Services Board of Governors Meeting

3:00 p.m.         NWRA Suppliers Board of Governors Meeting

5:00 p.m.         EREF Auction Committee Meeting

6:00 p.m.         'Rocky Mountain High' Meet & Greet – with the Women’s Council

(Dinner on Your Own)


Tuesday, October 23

9:00 a.m.         Registration and Continental Breakfast

9:00 a.m.         Board of Trustees Meeting

10:00 a.m.       China Ban Aftershock: Navigating the Current Landscape
                            Michael E. Hoffman, Group Head/Managing Director, Environmental Services Research – Stifel
Michelle Leonard, Vice President - SCS Engineers
Mike Pope, President & General Manager - Sonoco Recycling, LLC
Scott Smithline, Director, CalRecycle
Moderator: Anne GermainVP of Technical & Regulatory Affairs - NWRA

12:00 p.m.       Annual Lunch

1:30 p.m.         Next Generation Leadership: The Millennial Perspective
                            Aaron Bradley, Division Vice President, Mile High Division - Waste Connections
Meghan Thompson, Area Sales Manager, Southern California - Otto Environmental Systems
Tate Moeller, National Business Development & Marketing - Organix Solutions
Moderator: Lauren Sveen, Managing Partner - Talent ReDefined 

3:00 p.m.         Why Leaders Fail and the 7 Prescriptions for Success
                           Dr. Mary Kelly - Economist, Professor, Best-Selling Author & Retired Naval Commander
Moderator: Faith Zydowsky, Vice President -Sierra Container Group

4:00 p.m.         NWRA Colorado Chapter Meeting

4:00 p.m.         Membership Committee Meeting

6:00 p.m.         Steak Fry at the Mountain Lodge


Wednesday, October 24

9:00 a.m.         Breakfast Buffet

10:00 a.m.       Emergency Action Plan: Are You Prepared for an Active Shooter?
                            Jimmy Graham, Founder, CEO/Lead Instructor - Able Shepherd
                            Neil Pinkham, Chief Operating Officer - Able Shepherd
Moderator: Lisa KardellDirector, Public Affairs - Waste Management

1:00 p.m.         Annual Golf Tournament, East Course

                         Alternate Activity: Jeep Tour of the Garden of the Gods

6:30 p.m.         "Wheels Up" Farewell Reception

(Dinner on Your Own)

Networking Opportunities:

Please join your colleagues at a welcome meet and greet, breakfasts, lunches, a golf tournament, a jeep tour of the Garden of the Gods, a steak fry at the Broadmoor Mountain Lodge overlooking Colorado Springs, ending with a farewell reception on Wednesday night.

Golf Outing/Garden of the Gods:

On Wednesday, October 24, please join us for the Annual Golf Outing at the Broadmoor’s East Course with a 1 p.m. shotgun start, or sign up to take a jeep tour of the Garden of the God’s – located at the base of Pike’s Peak, this park is a registered National Natural Landmark filled with dramatic views, and 300 foot towering sandstone rock formations.

Sponsorship Opportunities:

This conference provides the perfect means of reaching the business market and securing name recognition among the leaders of this industry.  For information, please contact Catherine Maimon at 202-364-3715 or

Thank you to our early sponsors.