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SWANA welcomes new president for fiscal year 2018

The Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA), Silver Spring, Maryland, has announced that Jeffrey Murray, P.E., will serve as its new president for the fiscal year 2018.

Murray is an associate and the solid waste section manager with HDR in Raleigh, North Carolina, and is a registered professional engineer in North Carolina, Delaware and Virginia. Murray also is an American Academy of Environmental Engineers and Scientists (AAEES) board-certified environmental engineer.

“Jeff Murray has been a respected and highly regarded leader in SWANA for years, and I am very excited to work closely with him in his new role as president,” David Biderman, SWANA executive director and CEO, says. “Jeff has a deep commitment to SWANA, its chapters and our mission and will provide valued leadership in the coming year.”

Murray has been a SWANA member since 1998 and served on the Northern New England Chapter board of directors for 15 years as treasurer, president and international board director. He served as the training committee chair for the SWANA Landfill Technical Division and coordinated the 2012 comprehensive revisions to the Manager of Landfill Operations certification course and exam.

“As incoming president, I am looking forward to continued growth in SWANA’s membership, as well as communicating and collaborating with our local chapters,” Murray says. “As part of that, I want to continue making safety education a priority because it’s such an important part of what we do for our members and the industry.”

Murray officially was pronounced president of SWANA at the Annual Business Meeting during the International Solid Waste Association (ISWA) World Congress/Wastecon conference in Baltimore Sept. 26, 2017.

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