Shawnee graduate named executive director for new statewide recycling trade association


DUBLIN — Arley Owens, a graduate of Shawnee High School, has been named the first-ever executive director of a new statewide, non-profit recycling trade association.

The Ohio Recycling Coalition was unveiled March 7 in an announcement by Renee Navarre, president and owner of EnviroSource Waste Solutions and CEO of the Ohio Recycling Coalition.

Bob Gedert, a consultant for Resource Recycling Systems, was elected president of the Ohio Recycling Coalition’s board of directors. The board then approved the employment of Owens as the coalition’s new executive director.

“I am honored to be the first executive director for the Ohio Recycling Coalition,” said Owens, a recycling advocate and career sustainability professional. “Renee, Bob and I have crafted an aggressive action plan designed to serve Ohio’s recycling, reuse, re-manufacturing and waste minimization businesses. This month we will also kickoff an Ohio Recycling Coalition Charter Membership Drive for like-minded individuals, along with sustainable focused businesses, organizations, colleges, universities and government agencies who wish to join with us to work together to build a better and brighter sustainable economic future for Ohio’s next generation.”

The Ohio Recycling Coalition’s is headquartered at the Dublin Entrepreneurial Center, 565 Metro Place South, Suite 300, Dublin.

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