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Solid Waste Association of North America Names HDR's Murray President

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Jeff Murray

The Solid Waste Association of North America has named Jeffrey Murray, P.E., president for fiscal year 2018.

Murray is an associate and HDR’s solid waste section manager in Raleigh, North Carolina, USA. He is a registered professional engineer in North Carolina, Delaware and Virginia, and a board-certified environmental engineer by the American Academy of Environmental Engineers. He received the AAES Grand Prize Award in 2013 for developing a “Landfill Based Geothermal Heating System.”

“Jeff Murray has been a respected and highly regarded leader in SWANA for years, and I am very excited to work closely with him in his new role as president,” said David Biderman, SWANA Executive Director & CEO. “Jeff has a deep commitment to SWANA, its chapters, and our mission, and will provide valued leadership in the coming year.”

Murray has been a SWANA member since 1998 and served on the Northern New England chapter board of directors for 15 years as treasurer, president and international board director; he served as the training committee chair for the SWANA Landfill Technical Division, and coordinated the 2012 comprehensive revisions to the Manager of Landfill Operations certification course and exam.

“As incoming president, what I’m looking forward to most is our continued growth in membership as well as communicating and collaborating with our local chapters,” Murray said. “As part of that, I want to make safety education a priority because it’s an important part of what we do.” He added that he is excited about the current industry trend that is moving waste management toward resource management.

Murray was officially introduced as SWANA president during the ISWA World Congress & WASTECON conference in Baltimore, Maryland on 26 September, 2017. SWANA’s other officers include Rich Allen as past president, Frank Caponi as vice president, Michael Greenberg as treasurer, and Brenda Haney as secretary.

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