The Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) has named Jeffrey Murray, P.E., as its new president for fiscal year 2018.
Murray is an associate and the solid waste section manager with HDR in Raleigh, N.C., and a registered professional engineer in the States of North Carolina, Delaware and Virginia. In addition, Murray is a board certified environmental engineer by the American Academy of Environmental Engineers, and the recipient of the 2013 AAES Grand Prize Award for the development of a “Landfill Based Geothermal Heating System.”
“Jeff Murray has been a respected and high-regarded leader in SWANA for years, and I am very excited to work closely with him in his new role as president,” said David Biderman, SWANA executive director & CEO, in a statement. “Jeff has a deep commitment to SWANA, its chapters and our mission, and he will provide valued leadership in the coming year.”
Murray has been a SWANA member since 1998, and he served on the Northern New England Chapter board of directors for 15 years as treasurer, president and international board director. He also served as the training committee chair for the SWANA landfill technical division, and coordinated the 2012 comprehensive revisions to the manager of landfill operations certification course and exam.
“As incoming president, I am looking forward to continued growth in SWANA’s membership, as well as communicating and collaborating with our local chapters,” Murray said in a statement. “As part of that, I want to continue making safety education a priority because it’s such an important part of what we do for our members and the industry.”
Murray was officially pronounced as president of SWANA at the annual business meeting during the ISWA World Congress & WASTECON conference in Baltimore on September 26, 2017. SWANA’s other officers include Rich Allen as past president, Frank Caponi as vice president, Michael Greenberg as treasurer and Brenda Haney as secretary.