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Member Spotlight: Jeff Weld, Casella Waste Systems, Rutland VT

Originally from Rutland, VT

Job Title and Organization: Director of Communications, Casella Waste Systems, Inc. (Nasdaq: CWST)

Work History/Background: I started my career melding two passions—communications and sports—as the first Sports Information Director at my alma mater, Castleton University. For 15 years, I held various roles at the University, culminating as VP of Advancement, overseeing all marketing, communications, fundraising, and development efforts. I joined Casella in 2019 and have worked to help shape community outreach and engagement, government affairs, and communications efforts.

Why I joined Yankee Chapter: I joined to help grow my network, stay connected to others with similar experiences, and eventually help to develop and mentor the next generation of public relations professionals.

PRSA positions I have held or am interested in: I have just begun to engage with the organization and am always open to new opportunities.

Most challenging PR situation: Today’s media complexities pose immense challenges, especially in a highly polarized society and when dealing with the vast complexities of environmental compliance.

Bucket List: I have applied for tickets to the Masters in Augusta every year since 2000. Someday.

Hobbies/Interests: Golf, Gardening, Gourmet Cooking. And, Alliteration.