Former NRC Executives Join Keep America Beautiful
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Three former National Recycling Coalition (NRC) executives have joined Keep America Beautiful (KAB). Ed Skernolis, formerly acting executive director of the NRC, has become KAB’s vice president of recycling, and Anjia Nicolaidis, formerly the NRC’s deputy director, is now KAB’s director of recycling. Alec Cooley, formerly the NRC’s collegiate programs manager, has joined KAB as manager of recycling programs.
Earlier this month, the NRC filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy and ceased operations after its members failed to approve a proposed merger with KAB. The merger failed to win the support of a necessary two-thirds majority of NRC members. The NRC ended operations and terminated all staff Sept. 4.
In a press release announcing the NRC’s demise, Melinda Uerling, NRC Board President, stated: “Our hope — however distant right now — is that a stronger organization, with broad representation, may emerge from within our community.”
Matthew M. McKenna, president and CEO of KAB, announced the KAB staff additions in a press release. “With nearly one-third of our affiliates acting as their communities’ recycling coordinators, Keep America Beautiful has been working diligently in the past year to add greater depth and substance to our recycling programs. We added the Curbside Value Partnership program under the leadership of Steve Thompson at the outset of 2009 to increase participation in existing curbside recycling programs. Now, with the addition of the core staff members of the NRC, we’re poised to expand KAB’s expertise further. We’re very pleased to have Ed, Anjia and Alec on board.”
This a summary of an item that appeared on the web site of Government Product News’ sister publication, Waste Age.