Join MassRecycle for a Key Note discussion on the behavioral psychology and policies that drive recycling and waste reduction in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. We are excited to have the dynamic panel of Commissioner Martin Suuberg, MassDEP; Ted Siegler, DSM Environmental Services; and Brenda Pulley, Keep America Beautiful.
Commissioner Martin Suuberg, MassDEP
Commissioner Suuberg was appointed January 8, 2015 by Governor Charles Baker and EEA Secretary Matthew Beaton. He has nearly 30 years of experience working as a lawyer and manager in environmental and natural resource agencies at the state and federal level, where he has effectively and efficiently administered the environmental laws that protect all MA citizens.
Commissioner Suuberg previously served as Undersecretary of Environmental Affairs in the EOEEA, Deputy Commissioner for Policy and Planning at MassDEP, and Regional Director for the Central Regional Office in Worcester. He also served as General Counsel to MassDEP and to EOEEA and as Deputy Commissioner of the former Department of Environmental Management.
Before moving to MA, Suuberg was an Associate Solicitor and then Deputy Solicitor at the US Department of the Interior in Washington DC, where he worked on land management and natural resource issues.
Ted Siegler, DSM Environmental Services
Ted Siegler is a Resource Economist with 40 years of solid waste management experience, working for the states of Maryland, Nevada and Vermont, and since 1987 as a Partner at DSM Environmental Services.
Over the past twenty-five years, Siegler has specialized in waste characterization and recovery rate analyses, and improving the efficiency of recycling collection and processing systems in the United States. Ted has also worked in 14 countries around the world focusing on municipal finance, infrastructure improvement, and full cost accounting for solid waste management, and is currently involved in efforts to quantify the amount of land based plastic wastes entering the global marine environment.
Brenda Pulley, Keep America Beautiful
Brenda Pulley joined Keep America Beautiful in October 2010 to enhance national efforts to increase recycling participation and currently serves as the Senior Vice President, Recycling Programs. In her role to grow the reach and impact of KAB's recycling initiatives, she is responsible for overall strategic planning, program design and implementation, stakeholder outreach, and national advocacy.
She also serves on the Board of R2 Solutions - the organization charged with promoting environmentally responsible practices throughout the electronics recycling industry.
Prior to joining KAB, Pulley served as the Vice President of Corporate Affairs and Communications for Novelis. She has worked on various environmental issues both in the public and private sectors, starting her career working for the US House of Representatives, Energy and Environment Small Business Committee.