National Waste & Recycling Association appoints Phil Shaffer as VP of chapter management covering Midwestern states, who brings 15 years of management, strategic planning experience; group also hires Kendra Allman as senior director, meetings and events

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ARLINGTON, Virginia , May 11, 2023 (press release) –

The National Waste & Recycling Association (NWRA) announced today that Phil Shaffer and Kendra Allman joined NWRA as the Vice President of Chapter Management covering Midwestern states and Senior Director, Meetings and Events, respectively.

Phil comes to NWRA from the American College of Healthcare Executives, where he was a regional director, working with 35 chapters across 22 states. He has more than 15 years of association experience in relationship management, business development, operations, and strategic planning. Phil holds an MBA from Purdue University’s Krannert School of Management and a B.S. from DeVry University.

“I’m thrilled to be with an organization that not only advocates for the betterment of the waste and recycling industry but also provides research and fosters education and training to make it safer and sustainable. I’m looking forward to working with our chapters and members to achieve their goals and support the mission, vision, and values of NWRA.”

Kendra Allman comes to NWRA from the National Stone, Sand, and Gravel Association (NSSGA), where she was responsible for meetings and event planning. Kendra is a creative force that seeks to deliver the best possible experiences for members at association meetings and events. Kendra is a Certified Meeting Professional (CMP) and holds a B.A. from Radford University.

“I am excited to join such a talented team of professionals in the Waste & Recycling industry.  I look forward to bringing my passion and expertise to our meetings and elevating our members’ experience. ”

“NWRA is pleased to expand our staff to include Phil and Kendra,” said NWRA President and CEO Darrell Smith. “They each bring a wealth of experience to NWRA and our membership will benefit greatly from their additions to the team.” 


The National Waste & Recycling Association (NWRA) represents the private sector waste and recycling services industry. Association members conduct business in all 50 states and include companies that manage waste, recycling and medical waste, equipment manufacturers and distributors and a variety of other service providers. For more information about NWRA, please visit

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