Board of Directors

Pictured above 2016 Board of Directors:  John Birkholz, Joel Andrus, Teresa Sweeney, Richard East, Debbie Spiliotopoulos, Craig Coker, Margaret Eldridge, Fred Cornell, Erica Carter, Toby Edwards (Danny Davis not pictured)

The Virginia Recycling Association is managed and controlled by a Board of Directors composed of up to 11 members.  VRA members elect Directors at the annual conference in May, and Directors serve staggered three-year terms beginning in June.

Current Directors and their contact information are listed below:    

Board Members

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  Joel Andrus
  Government Relations Director
 
Kemper Consulting
  Norfolk, VA  
  (757) 627-1988
 
 
  Term Ends: 5/31/2018
   
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  Joseph Benedetto
  President
 
Recycling Disposal Solutions (RDS)
  Virginia Beach, VA  
  (757) 641-7825
 
  http://www.rds-virginia.com/
  Term Ends: 5/31/2020
   
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  John Birkholz
  Business Development Manager
 
AERC Recycling Solutions
  Richmond, VA  
  (804) 798-9295 x7668
 
  http://www.aerc.com/
  Term Ends: 5/31/2020
   
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  Erica Carter
  Contracts Manager
 
Fairfax County Division of Collection and Recycling
  Fairfax, VA  
  (703) 324-5313
 
 
  Term Ends: 5/31/2020
   
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  Fred Cornell
  Business Partner
 
Sims Metal Management
  Chesapeake, VA  
  (757) 793-3803
 
 
  Term Ends: 5/31/2018
   
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  Stephanie Hicks
  Materials Resource Coordinator
 
Trex Company, Inc.
  Winchester, VA  
  (540) 542-6310
 
  http://www.trex.com
  Term Ends: 5/31/2020
   
  Kristi Rines
  Recycling Coordinator
 
City of Virginia Beach
  Virginia Beach, VA  
  (757) 385-8595
 
 
  Term Ends: 5/31/2020
   
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  Debbie Spiliotopoulos
  Senior Environmental Planner
 
Northern Virginia Regional Commission
  Fairfax, VA  
  (703) 642-4631
 
  http://: www.novaregion.org
  Term Ends: 5/31/2020
   
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  Teresa Sweeney
  Education and Training Coordinator
 
Montgomery Regional Solid Waste Association
  Christiansburg, VA  
  540-998-5707
 
  http://www.mrswa.com/
  Term Ends: 5/31/2018
   
Ex Officio Member
  Virginia Butler
  Guidance & Regulations Program Planner
 
Virginia DEQ
  Richmond, VA  23219
  (804) 698-4053
 
 
  Term Ends: 5/31/2018
   
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  Margaret Eldridge
  Executive Director
 
Virginia Recycling Association
  Ivy, VA  22945
  (804) 302-4231
 
 
  Term Ends: 5/31/2018
   
Ex officio member
  Kristie Hooper
  Client Services Manager
 
Joyce Engineering
  Richmond, VA  
  804-7471
 
 
  Term Ends: 5/31/2018
   
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  John Snarr
  Principal Environmental Planner
 
Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments
  Washington, DC  20002
  202-962-3350
 
 
  Term Ends: