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February 24, 2020
Indian Wells Ballroom
The Transformation of our Industry: Looking Back and Moving Forward
The global waste industry is at a crossroads. The issues and challenges we face today are more dynamic and complex than ever before. While this may seem daunting for some, our industry has a history of solving tough challenges, and we must continue to focus on delivering innovative solutions that will drive our industry forward.
In her keynote address, Tara Hemmer will reflect on the evolution of the global waste industry and the emerging themes impacting how we do business today and in the future. Ms. Hemmer will also highlight the innovation that has changed waste collection, disposal, recycling and landfills. Ms. Hemmer will highlight the challenges and opportunities Waste Management (WM) faces as an industry leader, and the steps the company is taking to live its core values in pursuit of a sustainable tomorrow.
SVP Field Operations,
As senior vice president, field operations for Waste Management, Tara Hemmer has responsibility for all operations in the southern part of North America, including oversight of collection, disposal, recycling and landfills. She is a member of the Company’s senior leadership team, led by Jim Fish, president and chief executive officer.
Hemmer joined the company in 1999 and progressed through various leadership roles across North America including vice president of disposal operations, area vice president for the Greater Mid-Atlantic Area, and most recently senior vice president operations, safety and environmental compliance. She serves on the board of the Environmental Education and Research Foundation.
Hemmer graduated from Cornell University with a Bachelor of Science in Civil and Environmental Engineering.