MITCH KESSLER

PRINCIPAL

Recent Conference Presentations

May 2017
Waste Expo, Organics Track
Yard Waste & Biosolids: Perfect Partners in Composting

April 2017
Tennessee Department of Environment & Conservation
10 Steps to Contracting Nirvana


March 2017
Southeast Recycling Conference
Partnerships in Contracting

Mitch Kessler has 32 years of solid waste experience and has managed or directed more than 300 projects for over 200 KCI clients.  His legal training is especially useful in understanding and interpreting local, state, and federal laws and regulations.  His broad background in solid waste management and business makes him a Project Director who is an industry leader with the history and experience to deliver results for our clients.

 

Mitch is a nationally recognized expert in the procurement and operations of solid waste collection systems and materials recovery programs and facilities. He is especially knowledgeable in collection and market development issues as they relate to the economic viability of solid waste and recycling programs.

Mitch is the Immediate Past President of the Florida Sunshine Chapter of SWANA and current Florida Representative on the International Board.  He serves as an instructor for the Recycling, Collection, and Composting Certification Courses sponsored by SWANA National, is a member of the SWANA committee that developed the Manager of Composting Operations Certification Course, and assisted with developing the SWANA Zero Waste course.

Subject Matter Expertise: Strategic & Master Planning; Procurements & Negotiations; Ordinance & Regulations

FORMAL EDUCATION:

University of New Hampshire, NH

JD, Environmental Law, 1984


Purdue University, IN

MA, American Studies, 1981

BS, Management, 1979


State University of New York, NY

AAS, Horticulture, 1976


SUPPLEMENTAL EDUCATION:

SWANA Certified Recycling Manager

SWANA Certified Composting Systems Manager

SWANA Certified Instructor for Recycling, Collection & Composting

AWARDS:

Professional Achievement Award – Private Sector, 2012, SWANA

Distinguished Service Award, 2008, SWANA

George Kirkpatrick Lifetime Commitment Award, 2006, RFT

Outstanding Contribution Award, 2002, SWANA FL

Exceptional Leadership Award, 1997, Florida Organics Recyclers Association


AFFILIATIONS & LEADERSHIP ROLES:

SWANA, Florida Sunshine Chapter, BOD (2005-current), President (2011-2015)

SWANA, International Board (2015-current)

Recycle Florida Today, Inc., Chair (2 years), BOD (8 years)

Florida Organics Recyclers Association, founding Chair

United States Composting Council

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