Management

Ronald J. Mittelstaedt

Ronald J. Mittelstaedt has served as Chief Executive Officer and a director of Waste Connections since its formation in 1997, and was elected Chairman in January 1998. Mr. Mittelstaedt also served as President of Waste Connections from its formation through August 2004. Mr. Mittelstaedt has more than 27 years of experience in the solid waste industry. Mr. Mittelstaedt serves as a director of SkyWest, Inc. Mr. Mittelstaedt holds a B.A. degree in Business Economics with a finance emphasis from the University of California at Santa Barbara.
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Steven F. Bouck

Steven F. Bouck has served as President of Waste Connections since September 1, 2004. From February 1998 to that date, Mr. Bouck served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Waste Connections. Mr. Bouck held various positions with First Analysis Corporation from 1986 to 1998, focusing on financial services to the environmental industry. Mr. Bouck holds B.S. and M.S. degrees in Mechanical Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, and an M.B.A. in Finance from the Wharton School of Business.
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Darrell W. Chambliss

Darrell W. Chambliss has been Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Waste Connections since October 2003. From October 1, 1997, to that date, Mr. Chambliss served as Executive Vice President – Operations of Waste Connections. Mr. Chambliss has more than 26 years of experience in the solid waste industry. Mr. Chambliss holds a B.S. degree in Business Administration from the University of Arkansas.
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Worthing F. Jackman

Worthing F. Jackman has been Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Waste Connections since September 1, 2004. From April 2003 to that date, Mr. Jackman served as Vice President – Finance and Investor Relations of Waste Connections. Mr. Jackman held various investment banking positions with Alex. Brown & Sons, now Deutsche Bank Securities, Inc., from 1991 through 2003, including most recently as a Managing Director within the Global Industrial & Environmental Services Group. In that capacity, he provided capital markets and strategic advisory services to companies in a variety of sectors, including solid waste services. Mr. Jackman serves as a director for Quanta Services, Inc. He holds a B.S. degree in Finance from Syracuse University and an M.B.A. from the Harvard Business School.
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Matthew S. Black

Matthew S. Black has been Senior Vice President and Chief Tax Officer of Waste Connections since January 2017. From March 2012 to that date, Mr. Black served as Vice President and Chief Tax Officer of Waste Connections. From December 2006 to March 2012, Mr. Black served as Executive Director of Taxes of Waste Connections. Mr. Black served as Tax Director for The McClatchy Company from April 2001 to November 2006, and served as Tax Manager from December 2000 to March 2001. From January 1994 to November 2000, Mr. Black held various positions, including Tax Manager, for PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP. Mr. Black is a Certified Public Accountant and holds a B.S. degree in Accounting and Master’s degree in Taxation from California State University, Sacramento.
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David G. Eddie

David G. Eddie has been Senior Vice President and Chief Accounting Officer of Waste Connections since January 2011. From February 2010 to that date, Mr. Eddie served as Vice President – Chief Accounting Officer of Waste Connections. From March 2004 to February 2010, Mr. Eddie served as Vice President – Corporate Controller of Waste Connections. From April 2003 to February 2004, Mr. Eddie served as Vice President – Public Reporting and Compliance of Waste Connections. From May 2001 to March 2003, Mr. Eddie served as Director of Finance of Waste Connections. Mr. Eddie served as Corporate Controller for International Fibercom, Inc. from April 2000 to May 2001. From September 1999 to April 2000, Mr. Eddie served as Waste Connections’ Manager of Financial Reporting. From September 1994 to September 1999, Mr. Eddie held various positions, including Audit Manager, for PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP. Mr. Eddie is a Certified Public Accountant and holds a B.S. degree in Accounting from California State University, Sacramento.
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David M. Hall

David M. Hall has been Senior Vice President – Sales and Marketing of Waste Connections since October 2005. From August 1998 to that date, Mr. Hall served as Vice President – Business Development of Waste Connections. Mr. Hall has more than 29 years of experience in the solid waste industry with extensive operating and marketing experience in the Western U.S. Mr. Hall received a B.S. degree in Management and Marketing from Missouri State University.
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James M. Little

James M. Little has been Senior Vice President – Engineering and Disposal of Waste Connections since February 2009. From September 1999 to that date, Mr. Little served as Vice President – Engineering of Waste Connections. Mr. Little held various management positions with Waste Management, Inc. (formerly USA Waste Services, Inc., which acquired Waste Management, Inc. and Chambers Development Co. Inc.) from April 1990 to September 1999, including Regional Environmental Manager and Regional Landfill Manager, and most recently Division Manager in Ohio, where he was responsible for the operations of ten operating companies in the Northern Ohio area. Mr. Little is a certified professional geologist and holds a B.S. degree in Geology from Slippery Rock University.
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Patrick J. Shea

Patrick J. Shea has been Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary of Waste Connections since August 2014. From February 2009 to August 2014, Mr. Shea served as Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary of Waste Connections. He served as General Counsel and Secretary of Waste Connections from February 2008 to February 2009 and Corporate Counsel of Waste Connections from February 2004 to February 2008. Mr. Shea practiced corporate and securities law with Brobeck, Phleger & Harrison LLP in San Francisco from 1999 to 2003 and Winthrop, Stimson, Putnam & Roberts (now Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP) in New York and London from 1995 to 1999. Mr. Shea holds a B.S. degree in Managerial Economics from the University of California at Davis and a J.D. degree from Cornell University.
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Robert M. Cloninger

Robert M. Cloninger has been Vice President, Deputy General Counsel and Assistant Secretary of Waste Connections since August 2014. From February 2013 to August 2014, Mr. Cloninger served as Deputy General Counsel of Waste Connections. He served as Corporate Counsel of Waste Connections from February 2008 to February 2013. Mr. Cloninger practiced corporate, securities and mergers and acquisitions law with Schiff Hardin LLP in Chicago from 1999 to 2004 and Downey Brand LLP in Sacramento from 2004 to 2008. Mr. Cloninger holds a B.A. degree in History from Northwestern University and a J.D. degree from the University of California at Davis.
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Keith P. Gordon

Keith P. Gordon has been Vice President – Information Systems of Waste Connections since January 2017. From September 2010 to that date, Mr. Gordon served as Director of Information Systems of Waste Connections. Prior to joining Waste Connections, he spent 14 years in leadership roles with CableData, DST Innovis and Amdocs, Inc. leading an international software development organization, as well as serving as CTO for a startup company that was acquired by LivingSocial. Mr. Gordon spent 11 years as an Army officer in a number of leadership positions including Company Commander and Battalion staff positions. Mr. Gordon has a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from United States Military Academy, West Point, and M.S. in Computer Science from Stanford University.
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Eric O. Hansen

Eric O. Hansen has been Vice President – Chief Information Officer of Waste Connections since July 2004. From January 2001 to that date, Mr. Hansen served as Vice President – Information Technology of Waste Connections. From April 1998 to December 2000, Mr. Hansen served as Director of Management Information Systems of Waste Connections. Mr. Hansen holds a B.S. degree from Portland State University.
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Michelle L. Little

Michelle L. Little has been Vice President – Accounting of Waste Connections since January 2017. From December 2007 to that date, Ms. Little served as Director of Accounting of Waste Connections. From 2001 to 2006, Ms. Little held various accounting positions at companies including Apple Computer and Pearson Education. From September 1996 to June 2001, Ms. Little held various positions, including Manager in Transaction Services, for PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP. Ms. Little is a Certified Public Accountant and holds a B.S. degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Accounting from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo.
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Shawn W. Mandel

Shawn W. Mandel has been Vice President – Safety and Risk Management of Waste Connections since January 2017. From May 2011 to that date, Mr. Mandel served as Director of Safety of Waste Connections. From 1995 to 2011, Mr. Mandel held various Safety leadership positions with Republic Services (formerly Browning-Ferris Industries and Allied Waste) including Director of Safety. Mr. Mandel holds a B.A. degree in Business Administration from National University.
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R. Shawn McCash

R. Shawn McCash has been Vice President – Engineering of Waste Connections since the completion of the Progressive Waste acquisition on June 1, 2016. From January 2014 to May 2016, he served as Vice President, Environmental Management and Technology Group of Progressive Waste Solutions Ltd. From April 2004 to June 2012, he served as Senior Vice President, Landfill Operations & Engineering of Waste Services, Inc. Prior to that time, he held various engineering, environmental and construction roles with Allied Waste Industries, Laidlaw Waste Systems, Chambers Development Company and Chemical Waste Management. Mr. McCash has over 29 years of experience in the waste management industry and earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering in 1987 from Texas Tech University.
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Susan R. Netherton

Susan R. Netherton has been Vice President – People, Training and Development of Waste Connections since July 2013. From February 2007 to July 2013, Ms. Netherton served as Director of Human Resources and Employment Manager of Waste Connections. From 1994 to 2007, Ms. Netherton held various human resources positions at Carpenter Technology Corporation, a publicly-traded, specialty metals and materials company. Ms. Netherton holds a B.S. in Elementary Education from Kutztown University and an M.B.A. from St. Mary’s College of California.
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Scott I. Schreiber

Scott I. Schreiber has been Vice President – Equipment and Operations Support of Waste Connections since the completion of the Progressive Waste acquisition on June 1, 2016. From February 2009 to that date, Mr. Schreiber served as Vice President – Disposal Operations of Waste Connections. From October 1998 to February 2009, he served as Director of Landfill Operations of Waste Connections. Mr. Schreiber has more than 36 years of experience in the solid waste industry. From September 1993 to September 1998, Mr. Schreiber served as corporate Director of Landfill Development and corporate Director of Environmental Compliance for Allied Waste Industries, Inc. From August 1988 to September 1993, Mr. Schreiber served as Regional Engineer (Continental Region) and corporate Director of Landfill Development for Laidlaw Waste Systems Inc. From June 1979 to August 1988, Mr. Schreiber held several managerial and technical positions in the solid waste and environmental industry. Mr. Schreiber holds a B.S. degree in Chemistry from the University of Wisconsin at Parkside.
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Gregory Thibodeaux

Gregory Thibodeaux has been Vice President – Maintenance and Fleet Management of Waste Connections since January 2011. From January 2000 to that date, Mr. Thibodeaux served as Director of Maintenance of Waste Connections. Mr. Thibodeaux has more than 30 years of experience in the solid waste industry having held various management positions with Browning Ferris Industries, Sanifill, and USA Waste Services, Inc. Before coming to Waste Connections, Mr. Thibodeaux served as corporate Director of Maintenance for Texas Disposal Systems.
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Mary Anne Whitney

Mary Anne Whitney has been Vice President - Finance of Waste Connections since March 2012. From November 2006 to that date, Ms. Whitney served as Director of Finance of Waste Connections. Ms. Whitney held various finance positions for Wheelabrator Technologies from 1990 to 2001. Ms. Whitney holds a B.A. degree in Economics from Georgetown University and an M.B.A. in Finance from New York University Stern School of Business.
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Colin G. Wittke

Colin G. Wittke has been Vice President – Sales of Waste Connections since the completion of the Progressive Waste acquisition on June 1, 2016. From June 2011 to that date, he served as Vice President, Sales and Marketing of Progressive Waste Solutions Ltd. Prior to that time, Mr. Wittke held various roles with Waste Management, Inc. for 19 years, including the position of Vice President, Sales and Customer Service. He has more than 28 years of experience in the solid waste industry. Mr. Wittke holds a BSc in Finance (cum laude) from Biola University in La Mirada, California.
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Richard K. Wojahn

Richard K. Wojahn has been Vice President – Business Development of Waste Connections since February 2009. From September 2005 to that date, Mr. Wojahn served as Director of Business Development of Waste Connections. Mr. Wojahn served as Vice President of Operations for Mountain Jack Environmental Services, Inc. (which was acquired by Waste Connections in September 2005) from January 2004 to September 2005. Mr. Wojahn has more than 35 years of experience in the solid waste industry having held various management positions with Waste Management, Inc. and Allied Waste Industries, Inc. Mr. Wojahn attended Western Illinois University.
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