The Curbside Value Partnership (CVP), a national nonprofit organization that works to increase participation and improve efficiencies in residential curbside recycling programs, is proud to announce the appointment of Keefe Harrison as its new executive director. Founding Executive Director Steve Thompson is retiring after more than a decade of service wth CVP and almost 40 years in the recycling industry.
"I know I speak for the entire board when I say that Steve Thompson will be greatly missed," said Beth Schmitt, CVP board chair and director of recycling programs for Alcoa. "Steve has served as executive director since the launch of CVP. He was instrumental in the program's conceptual creation and has been a thoughtful and passionate leader, helping bring CVP's expertise to hundreds of communities. He is a good friend and a respected colleague."
"Keefe is well positioned to step in and lead CVP forward. We are looking forward to her fresh perspective and believe her background -- in particular her experience with local and state government and her knowledge and expertise in the plastics industry -- will help her maintain CVP's success and identify new growth opportunities," said Schmitt.
Harrison comes to CVP with 15 years of experience in the sustainability and recycling industries. She has experience working with trade associations and government. She most recently served as a senior consultant for Resource Recycling Systems and has also worked with the Association of Postconsumer Plastic Recyclers, the Southeast Recycling Development Council and the Recycling Division of the North Carolina Department of Environment and Natural Resources.
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