Waste Management Leader Recognized Nationally by Waste and Recycling Industry
Charlie Latham Honored for Service by National Waste & Recycling Association
New Orleans (May 9, 2017) – A Florida waste professional was honored by the national waste and recycling industry trade group at an awards ceremony today in New Orleans. As part of the 49th annual WasteExpo Conference and Exhibition, the National Waste & Recycling Association (NWRA) honored Charlie Latham, who works in Government Affairs at Waste Management, with its Chapter Leadership Award for his service to the industry in currently chairing the Florida chapter where he has been instrumental in advocating for the industry’s priorities at the state level.
“Charlie has always remained involved in NWRA toward helping chapters thrive regardless of where he was working,” said Kevin Kraushaar, interim CEO of NWRA.
Latham previously held leadership positions in the Association’s Georgia chapter. In addition to his Association contributions, Latham is currently serving his second term as Mayor of his hometown, Jacksonville Beach, Florida.
“This is an honorable, recession-proof industry full of hard-working people,” said Latham. “The work ethic in this industry closely parallels the military, and I’m proud to be among such a hard-working group of women and men.”
The awards ceremony in New Orleans is part of WasteExpo 2017 (www.wasteexpo.com), North America’s largest solid waste and recycling tradeshow.
The National Waste & Recycling Association is the leading organization providing leadership, advocacy, research, education and safety expertise for the waste and recycling industries. NWRA advocates at the Federal, State and Local levels on all issues of importance to our member companies as they provide safe, economically sustainable and environmentally sound services to communities in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. For more information about how innovation in the waste and recycling industry is helping solve today’s environmental challenges, visit wasterecycling.org.