LONG BEACH, CA –The members of the Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) elected Michelle Leonard of SCS Engineers as President of their International Board of Directors. In this capacity, Ms. Leonard, who previously served as Vice President, will continue to provide leadership and representation for the integrated solid waste industry. She will assume her new position at the WASTECON® meeting in Orlando, Florida in late August 2015.
Michelle is a Vice President of SCS Engineers and an SCS National Expert in sustainable solid waste planning, recycling, and zero waste. She has 30 years of experience in environmental consulting and project management, with an emphasis on solid waste management planning and facilities. She has assisted public and private sector clients in the preparation of solid waste management plans; designed and implemented waste reduction, recycling, and reuse programs and identified opportunities to improve the cost-efficiency of these efforts.
“SWANA members have a powerful and positive environmental impact on society; I’m honored that my associates have elected me to continue representing them,” Michelle stated.
Michelle has been a member of the Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) since 2000 and has served in several leadership roles, including the International Board Vice President; Past Director of SWANA’s Recycling and Special Waste Technical Division; and on the Board of Directors of SWANA’s Southern California Founding Chapter (2009 to present). She is also a former director of the Southern California Waste Management Forum and former president of the Women’s Environmental Council.