MISSION

The Wisconsin Badger State Chapter of the Solid Waste Association of North America is an association of professionals dedicated to environmentally sound and economically responsible resource management, through planning, education, advocacy, and research. The purpose of this organization is to provide a forum for resource management discussions through educational and networking opportunities.

BOARD OF DIRECTORS
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John Welch

President/International Board Representative:
Dane Co. Dept of Waste & Renewables
Madison, WI
608-516-4154

welch@countyofdane.com

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Lee Daigle

Vice President:

Tetra Tech

951- 236-2526

lee.daigle@tetratech.com

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Abby Lichtscheidl

Treasurer:
Portage County Solid Waste Dept.
Plover, WI 

715-346-1931

lichtsca@co.portage.wi.us 

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Nate  Schneider

Secretary:

GFL Environmental

Hilbert, WI 

920-853-8553

nathan.schneider@gflenv.com

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Chris Anderson

Foth Infrustructure & Environment, LLC

DePere, WI 

920-496-6832

chris.anderson@foth.com

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Dave Hagenbucher

Safety Chair

Marathon County Solid Waste Dept.

Ringle, WI
715-446-3101

david.hagenbucher@co.marathon.wi.us

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Ben Hintz

Brown County Port & Resource Recovery

Green Bay, WI 

benjamin.hintz@browncountywi.gov 

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Allison Rathsack

Membership / Social Media Chair

Dane Co. Dept of Waste & Renewables 
Madison, WI

rathsack.allison@countyofdane.com

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Alex Thomas

YP Chair

UW-Stevens Point

920-257-9430

Alex.Thomas@uwsp.edu

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Mark Torresani

Tetra Tech

Madison, WI

608-334-2846

Mark.Torresani@tetratech.com

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Susan Schuller

Administrative Assistant

Recycling Connections
715-343-0722

swanawi@gmail.com

Formed in 1988, the WI Chapter of SWANA serves solid waste professionals throughout Wisconsin. Our goal as a chapter is to enhance our profession and our members’ careers through: 

  • organizing and execution of trade conventions and seminars;

  • offering training courses in solid waste;

  • updating members on legislative actions affecting the profession;

  • providing academic scholarships;

  • hosting speaking luncheons and mixers to promote exchange of ideas and networking.

COMMITTEES

Chapter committees meet on a monthly or ad hoc basis. Check the calendar to see what upcoming meetings you can be a part of!

Legislative and Advocacy- The function of the Legislative/ Advocacy Committee is to keep the Board aware of pertinent legislative issues and to work closely with other organizations regarding these issues, as necessary.

Contact Meleesa Johnson at meleesa.johnson@co.marathon.wi.us

Membership / Social Media- The function of the Membership Committee is to recruit new members for the Chapter while working to retain the current membership. The function of the Social Media Committee is to properly use and maintain the appropriate social media sites and technologies in support of Board goals and other committee initiatives. For efficiency, these two committees have been joined together. 

Contact: Ali Rathsack at Rathsack.Allison@countyofdane.com

Meeting monthly the 2nd Wednesday each month at 8:00am

Safety- The function of the Safety Committee is to provide promotion and education of safety to members and the solid waste and recycling industry.

Contact: Dave Hagenbucher at david.hagenbucher@co.marathon.wi.us

Meeting monthly the 3rd Wednesday each month at 10:00am

Scholarship- The function of the Scholarship Committee is to operate the Chapter and Association Scholarship Programs as established by Policy.

Contact George Shereda at gshereda8@gmail.com

Young Professionals-  The function of the Young Professionals (YP) Committee is to encourage involvement of YP members in the Chapter and to advance and serve the needs of YP members.

Contact Alex Thomas Alex.Thomas@uwsp.edu

REFERENCE DOCUMENTS

The Chapter co-hosts an annual convention each year. The Wisconsin Integrated Resource Management Conference (WIRMC) features speakers from across the nation, as well as vendors and site tours. The convention is co-hosted with Wisconsin County Solid Waste Managers Association (WCSWMA) and Associated Recyclers of Wisconsin (AROW).