NWRA Women’s Council Announces 2019 Board

NWRA Women’s Council Announces 2019 Board

Arlington, VA – The National Waste & Recycling Association (NWRA) Women’s Council is pleased to announce the 2019 Board, elected on October 22, 2018. Carmen Smothers from ESG/3rd Eye has been re-elected to serve as the 2019 board president. She has been a member of the Women’s Council since 2005 and has served on various Council committees.

Faith Zydowsky (Sierra Container Group) will serve as vice president, Dianne Cervantes (Waste Corp of America – WCA) as treasurer and Cheryl Waite (Perkins Manufacturing) as secretary. Colleen Reilly (Rehrig Pacific) will serve as fundraising chair, Tamara Humpherys (PRECO Electronics) as membership/marketing chair, Katie Raverty Evans (Best Way Disposal) as professional development chair and Tammy Holtzman (Waste Connections) as scholarship chair. Holtzman also serves as the immediate past president. Peggy Macenas (NWRA) will continue to serve as the Council director.

“It’s a privilege to serve as president of the Women’s Council,” said Smothers. “I’m honored to work with this experienced board. The Women’s Council has much in store for 2019, including the awarding of $35,000 in academic scholarships, 2019 Carts On Display at WasteExpo and educational opportunities for the 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 a variety of other service providers. For more information about NWRA, please visit www.wasterecycling.org.

Brandon Wright
National Waste and Recycling Association