SWANA Names Bixby New Deputy Executive Director

Allan Gerlat, News Editor

May 9, 2013

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SWANA Names Bixby New Deputy Executive Director

The Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) has named Sara Bixby as its new deputy executive director.

The Silver Spring, Md.-based association said Bixby, the director of the South Central Iowa Solid Waste Agency for the past 10 years, will take on the position of deputy executive director for administration, information technology and financial management beginning in June, according to a SWANA news release.

Bixby has worked in solid waste as a consultant and government official since the early 1990s. She is a past president of SWANA.

 "Sara's excellent experience in managing real-world solid waste management operations will help SWANA provide more valuable programs and services to our members,” said John Skinner, executive director and CEO of SWANA. 

Bixby said of her new role, "This is a great opportunity for me to work with and for an organization that I believe in; with and for people that I have long admired. I am excited to continue my involvement with SWANA in a new way."   

SWANA’s previous deputy executive director, Lori Scozzafava, left the association last fall and recently became director of the U.S. Composting Council.

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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