EIA Adds to Staff

Association hires membership marketing and business development director and communications manager.

April 16, 2013
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Sharon Kneiss, president and CEO of the Environmental Industry Associations (EIA), Washington D.C., has announced the appointment of two staff members. The EIA has named Jonathan Sper its director of membership marketing and business development. The association also named Craig Branson communications manager.

Sper will be responsible for membership growth, recruitment and retention. In addition to working closely with EIA's regional and program teams, he will be charged with ensuring an excellent member experience for both new and returning members.

Branson, the new communications manager, will oversee media relations, member communications and public relations activities, in addition to having primary responsibility for the organization's websites and social media efforts.

Kneiss says, "We are pleased that Jon and Craig are joining our team. Each of them has a track record of measurable success and brings relevant knowledge and skill to their new positions from their previous work experiences. Their records make them excellent choices for EIA. On behalf of our entire staff, we are looking forward to working with them."

The EIA is a trade association representing the private sector solid waste and recycling services industry through its two sub-associations, the National Solid Wastes Management Association (NSWMA) and the Waste Equipment Technology Association (WASTEC).