Allan Gerlat, News Editor

September 10, 2013

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EIA Names Alkire Education Director

The Environmental Industry Associations (EIA) has named Sheila Alkire as its education director.

Alkire will work to develop in-person and e-learning programs for association members and others to fulfill training, education, certification and continuing education unit (CEU) requirements through association programs, the Washington-based EIA said in a news release.

Alkire brings 16 years of corporate training expertise to the EIA. Before joining the EIA, she was the training and rollout project manager for Freddie Mac, or the Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp., where she oversaw all training, rollout and adoption activities of large-scale system enhancements in the multifamily housing division.

“With a strong background and expertise in leadership development, e-learning and knowledge management, Sheila will help build an industry-leading educational program to provide technical information about waste management technologies, including the engineering and use of landfills, recycling and composting and emerging technologies for waste reduction,” said Sharon Kneiss, EIA president and CEO.

About the Author(s)

Allan Gerlat

News Editor, Waste360

Allan Gerlat joined the Waste360 staff in September 2011 as news editor. He was the editor of Waste & Recycling News for the first 16 years of its history, and under his guidance the publication won 27 national and regional awards.

Before Waste & Recycling News, Allan worked at another Crain Communications publication, Rubber & Plastics News, which covers rubber product manufacturing. He began with the publication as associate editor and eventually became managing editor, a position he held for nine years.

Allan is a graduate of Ohio University, where he earned a BS in journalism. He is based in Sagamore Hills, in northeast Ohio.

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