2020 – 2022 Board of Directors
Re: RFT Board Member Nominations: 2020 – 2022 Term
Now is the time to meet the candidates for our 2020-2022 Board of Directors and cast your vote! This year Recycle Florida Today, Inc. has six (6) positions to be filled by candidates to represent the board. RFT uses electronic voting to streamline the elections process. This web-based e-ballot promotes our mission of waste reduction, it’s convenient and should result in higher election participation.
Cast your vote today, it’s fast and easy!
2. Get to know the candidates below.
3. Proceed to cast your vote –https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/rft2020boardballot.
4. Review the candidates and make your selections accordingly.
Candidates in alphabetical order by last name.
Jim Davis (Incumbent)
As a former Executive Director of a local nonprofit and member of several sustainability related nonprofits, I believe I can assist with operational, governance and branding issues. After completing my first term on the Board, I have acquired knowledge about the priorities and history of RFT and will be a more effective Board member.
Solid Waste Authority of Palm Beach CountyPatti has worked in the Solid Waste and Recycling industry for over 20 years at Solid Waste Authority of Palm Beach County (SWA) as the Education Manager. Under Patti’s direction, her staff of five strives to educate students and residents about waste prevention and recycling through presentations, facilities tours, virtual presentations and special events. In addition, Patti served as Chair of the Board as a dedicated volunteer to the RFT organization for nearly 4 years and I have been an active member for over 20 years. I take pride in knowing that my efforts today can hopefully help the greater good for the future. By working diligently with the other Board members on behalf of the RFT organization, I feel that we can set an example for a first class State Recycling Organization and provide opportunities for our members to gain true.
Gina Hawkins (Incumbent)
Keep Alachua County Beautiful
My desire to serve on the RFT Board is rooted in my belief that cooperation among the public, private and nonprofit sectors is essential to the success of recycling. With over 35 years in waste management, including 15 years of experience as a municipal recycling coordinator, I bring substantial experience and knowledge to the board. Moreover, I continue to be passionate about recycling and will use my knowledge, experience, skills, and passion to help our Board, and RFT as a whole, to grow and fortify our association membership to meet the challenges of the next 30 years.
MW Horticulture Recycling Facility Inc.
I have enjoyed my time as a member of RFT for the past few years and have got to know some of the members of the organization. I feel that I would be an asset to the organization as I have made some mistakes in the industry but have learned quite a lot about the ins and the outs and have learned from those mistakes. I believe I could help future members on how to not make those same mistakes and also grow the organization further. There’s a whole group of private organizations that should be more involved in the membership that’s not currently taking advantage of the many benefits. Thank you for considering me and whatever the decision I am happy to continue as on the organics committee and any other committee’s I may be needed.
Stephanie Kissinger (Incumbent)
Waste Management Inc. of Florida
I have enjoyed my current term on the RFT Board of Directors very much. I believe that I have gained much insight and access to information that I am able to share with my colleagues on my team. This board is motivated, insightful, well-rounded, and brings many intelligent perspectives to the many facets of our industry. It is a privilege to serve, and I hope to continue to bring a positive and meaningful contribution to an organization that seeks to advance our state’s environmental initiatives.
Waste Pro of Florida Inc.I believe that my public relations experience and my careers in the solid waste industry and elected office bring a unique and diverse viewpoint to the RFT Board. I have been an active member of RFT for over 4 years, and am currently the co-chair of the Sponsorship Committee. I am dedicated and committed to the purpose and mission of RFT, and look forward to continuing to promote RFT as a relevant and current organization amongst the business and municipal communities.
Consolidated Resource Recovery, Inc.I am committed to serving the recycling industry of Florida in a professional manner, and bring extensive knowledge and commitment to advancing the organization and its mission. I have been an effective member of the RFT Board of Director for many of years and work well with the other Board Members.
In order for your vote to be counted towards the selection of the Board of Directors for the 2020 – 2022 term, your e-ballot must be received by Monday, June 8, by 5:00 pm (EST).