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Susan Robinson, Federal Public Affairs Director, Waste Management

  • Susan Robinson is Public Affairs Director for Waste Management.  She has worked in the environmental industry for 30 years in roles that span the public sector, non-profit, consultancy, and over twenty years in the private sector.   Her experience includes global commodity marketing, research and analysis of industry trends, and twenty years managing municipal solid waste and recycling contracts.

    Susan has worked for Waste Management since 1999, with much of her time interfacing with local governments. She has been instrumental in the company’s implementation of innovative new programs on the West Coast, as well as Waste Management’s 2009 transition to a natural gas fleet.

    She currently works with Waste Management’s recycling, innovative technology and fleet teams, supporting the company’s transformation from disposal to a materials management and renewable energy company.  She is responsible for the company’s public policy efforts to support this transition.

    Susan is on the Board of Directors of Ameripen and the American Biogas Council, served on the Washington State Governor’s Beyond Waste Working Group and is past president of the Washington State Recycling Association.  She attended Stanford University and the University of Washington, and holds degrees in Applied Earth Sciences and English.  Her Masters work in Environmental Studies is from the Evergreen State College.