NWRA Expands Staff to Bring Greater Resources to Members

NWRA Expands Staff to Bring Greater Resources to Members

Arlington, VA – The National Waste & Recycling Association (NWRA) announced today that Phil Shaffer and Kendra Allman joined NWRA as the vice president of chapter management covering Midwestern states and senior director, meetings and events, respectively.

Shaffer comes to NWRA from the American College of Healthcare Executives, where he was a regional director working with 35 chapters across 22 states. He has more than 15 years of association experience in relationship management, business development, operations and strategic planning. Shaffer holds an MBA from Purdue University’s Krannert School of Management and a B.S. from DeVry University.

“I’m thrilled to be with an organization that not only advocates for the betterment of the waste and recycling industry but also provides research and fosters education and training to make it safer and sustainable,” said Shaffer. “I’m looking forward to working with our chapters and members to achieve their goals and support the mission, vision and values of NWRA.”

Allman comes to NWRA from the National Stone, Sand, and Gravel Association (NSSGA), where she was responsible for meetings and event planning. She is a creative force who seeks to deliver the best possible experiences for members at Association meetings and events. Allman is a Certified Meeting Professional and holds a B.A. from Radford University.

“I am excited to join such a talented team of professionals in the waste and recycling industry,” said Allman. “I look forward to bringing my passion and expertise to our meetings and elevating our members’ experience. ”

“NWRA is pleased to expand our staff to include Phil and Kendra,” said NWRA President and CEO Darrell Smith. “They each bring a wealth of experience to NWRA, and our members will benefit greatly from their additions to the team.” 


The National Waste & Recycling Association (NWRA) represents the private sector waste and recycling services industry. Association members conduct business in all 50 states and include companies that manage waste, recycling and medical waste, equipment manufacturers and distributors and a variety of other service providers. For more information about NWRA, please visit www.wasterecycling.org.

Brandon Wright
National Waste & Recycling Association