-NWRA Staff
December 8, 2021

NWRA Expands Staff to Support DEI Efforts in Waste Industry

Arlington, VA – The National Waste & Recycling Association (NWRA) hired Ece Cetin as Manager of Industry DEI, Education, and Database.

“We must continue to lead on efforts that increase diversity and expand opportunities for our industry workforce,” said NWRA President and CEO Darrell Smith. “I am pleased Ece will help us attract new talent and expand our efforts to create a more diverse and inclusive industry. This also includes developing and supporting education programming that makes our industry stronger.”

In addition to developing NWRA’s DEI program, Cetin will work on NWRA’s education program and maintain the database.

Originally hailing from Istanbul, Turkey, Cetin earned her bachelor’s degree in American Culture and Literature and her master’s degree in Strategic Communication Management. She got her start in her career as an English instructor at some of the most respected universities. She then went on to manage education projects and marketing initiatives for a private company in Europe before she moved to the United States. Since 2016, she has planned and executed major events, created successful marketing campaigns and designed education programs for NGOs, private companies and educational institutions in the Washington, D.C., area.

“I am ready to help NWRA support a workforce that continues to work hard for its customers while being more reflective of the communities it serves,” said Cetin. “As an ardent advocate of culturally responsive business practices and lifelong learning, I aspire to create meaningful projects that can help support the waste and recycling industry.”


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 various other service providers. For more information about NWRA, please visit www.wasterecycling.org.

Brandon Wright
National Waste and Recycling Association