Kate Vasquez has extensive public sector waste and recycling background.
National solid waste management consulting firm Gershman, Brickner & Bratton Inc. (GBB), Fairfax, Va., has announced that Kate Vasquez has joined the firm as a senior consultant. Prior to joining GBB, Vasquez spent more than 10 years in the public sector with a focus on recycling, solid waste reduction, and solid waste management, gaining valuable expertise in strategic planning, regulatory implementation, events planning and public relations.
Early in her career, she was a research analyst at the Office of Solid Waste Management of Loudoun County, Va., and, more recently, was management analyst II at the Fairfax County (Virginia) Division of Solid Waste Collection and Recycling, where she headed multiple projects and programs that supported the objectives of the solid waste management program. She developed, interpreted and implemented solid waste code, communicated with public and internal audiences and conducted complex research assignments.
"We've known Kate from her deep involvement in, and contribution to, the Virginia Recycling Association and the Virginia chapter of the Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA),” says Harvey Gershman, GBB president. “With her passion for recycling and hands-on experience in the public sector, Kate brings valuable expertise to GBB and our clients. We wish her the best in this new turn in her career, and look forward to working closely with her."
"Working on a wide range of different recycling and waste management project initiatives from a consulting perspective will be an exciting challenge for me," says Vasquez. "I look forward to drawing on my public sector background as a springboard to helping other communities and clients, and to learn and advance my career from this new experience."