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National Waste & Recycling Assoc. welcomes new admin services director

The National Waste & Recycling Association has welcomed Steven Siesser as its new director of administrative services for the organization.

The National Waste & Recycling Association has welcomed Steven Siesser as its new director of administrative services for the organization.

Siesser will be responsible for the Association’s human resources, information technology and finances.

Siesser is a seasoned chief financial and operating executive with more than 20 years of experience in national trade associations and retail distribution. He has a long background in accounting, information technology and human resources management.

“Siesser will be another great addition to the National Waste & Recycling Association team,” said Sharon Kneiss, president and CEO of the National Waste & Recycling Association, in a statement. “He has the experience and knowledge to improve our back office systems. His hiring will help us become as dynamic operationally as we are in advocacy or programmatically,” she added.

As a tax practice and business consultant, Siesser has aided businesses with budgeting, operational efficiencies, employee benefits and human resource issues. He has also provided individual and business clients with tax preparation and estate planning services.

In his role as the vice president for finance and administration at the Council on Foundations, and earlier at a similar role with the National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors, Siesser was responsible for business operations for organizations with dozens of employees and thousands of members. In those positions he drove non-dues revenue, implemented a pay-for-performance program and renegotiated tenant, vendor and banking relationships to boost revenue and lower costs.

Siesser has also taken leadership roles in the Finance and Administration Roundtable, the American Society of Association Executives, the Greater Washington Society of Association Executives and the Jewish Coalition Against Domestic Abuse, which serves the Washington area.

Siesser is eager to get started.

“I am really looking forward to helping the Association continue to improve financially and operationally,” he said.

Earlier in his career, Siesser worked in finance and tax roles in a retail concern and various accounting firms. He has a bachelor’s degree from New York University and a law degree from St. John’s University School of Law.

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The National Waste & Recycling Association represents nearly 800 companies operating in the United States. Its members conduct business in all 50 states and include companies that collect and manage trash, recycling and medical waste; equipment manufacturers and distributors; as well as a variety of other service providers. Visit