Northeast Recycling Council (NERC) Spring Virtual Conference: Building a Diverse Workforce for Sustainable Materials Management, April 3-4, 1-4:15pm

  • 3 April 2023 To 4 April 2023
  • Start time : 01:00 PM
  • End time : 04:15 PM
  • Event Host : Northeast Recycling Council (NERC)
Northeast Recycling Council (NERC) Spring Conference: Building a Diverse Workforce for Sustainable Materials Management
Event Description

NERC’s Spring Conference will convene individuals across the material management supply chain to discuss paths to implement diversity, equity, and inclusion into operations with a focus on strategy and sustainability. The Conference will feature sessions exploring expanded recruitment strategies, bias-free interview processes, and other critical programs to retain talent. NERC’s Conferences offer a unique space for constructive dialogue between public and private entities. Attendees will have the opportunity to participate in small group discussions, network, and interact with presenters and colleagues.


NERC's Conferences attract a wide variety of attendees, including: federal, state, and municipal governments; industry—haulers, MRFs, processors, and manufacturers; recycling trade associations; non-profit organizations; consultants; and colleges and universities. 

  • Host Company/Organization Name
    • Northeast Recycling Council (NERC)
  • Speakers / Presenters
    • - John Carroll, Director of Strategy at The Parker Wright Group, Inc.

      - Cheryl Coleman, Senior Vice-President at the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries.

      - Whitney Cox, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Program Manager at Schnitzer Steel Industries, Inc.

      - Mara Iverson, Owner & Principal of Mara Iverson Equity Education & Consulting.

      - Fields Jackson, CEO and Chief Cheerleader of Racing Toward Diversity Magazine.

      - José Luis Ramos, Bilingual Business Sustainability Coordinator for the City of Longmont, Colorado.

      - Michelle Wiseman, Director of Waste Diversion & Outreach for the City of Atlanta Mayor’s Office of Resilience.

      - Cornell Wright, Managing Consultant, The Parker Wright Group, Inc. Cornell is a consultant, author, and business coach.
  • Event type
    • Online/Webinar

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