Rebecca Caldwell to lead Chicago-based CDRA as executive director

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Waste industry veteran Rebecca Caldwell will replace long-time executive director William Turley on July 1, as he relinquishes full-time duties as the head of the Construction and Demolition Recycling Association (CDRA), which he founded 28 years ago.

Rebecca Caldwell

Caldwell has an extensive resume in solid waste, planning, safety, and government affairs, CDRA says in an April 21 statement  She is a certified instructor of several Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) training programs and has served on multiple CDRA committees, including as chair of the Risk Management Committee.

“I am honored to have been given the opportunity to be the incoming executive director for such a prestigious organization as the CDRA,” she said in the statement. “I am confident Bill and I will continue to work well together as we focus on the mission and growth of our organization.”

Turley will stay on with the CDRA on a part-time basis to complete specific projects and advise Caldwell going forward.

“I look forward to working with Becky to ensure a smooth transition in order to keep the CDRA the leader of the C&D industry,” said Turley. “Her background will allow that to happen.”

Turley and Caldwell will be on-site at WasteExpo, May 9-12 in Las Vegas, and look forward to meeting with CDRA members and other industry partners. Visit booth 1016 to speak with them.


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