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USCC announces Lori Scozzafava as New Executive Director

May 2, 2013

The United States Composting Council (USCC) is pleased to announce Lori Scozzafava as its new Executive Director. Ms. Scozzafava is a highly experienced association executive who has been involved in solid waste management for over 25 years. “Lori’s extensive industry and association management experience will help the USCC and its membership reach their goals and rise to a new level,” said Lorrie Loder, President of the USCC. Ms. Scozzafava replaces former USCC Executive Director Michael Virga, who has moved on to other career opportunities. “We truly appreciate all of Mike’s contributions and efforts at the USCC and we wish him the best of luck,” Ms. Loder added.

Ms. Scozzafava was Deputy Executive Director of the Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) from 2004 through 2012 and has extensive experience managing budgets, government affairs, education and annual conference activities. During her tenure she helped the organization increase membership and revenue. Prior to serving as Deputy Executive Director, Ms. Scozzafava was SWANA’s Director of Technical Programs and the Recycling Services Division Manager for the Maryland Department of the Environment.

“This is a great opportunity to bring my association expertise and understanding of the industry to the US Composting Council,” said Ms. Scozzafava. “The timing is perfect to position organics management into national prominence as a major contributor to achieving recycling goals and environmental sustainability.”

Frank Franciosi, USCC Immediate Past President, added, “Lori Scozzafava brings a wealth of experience and knowledge along with the kind of passion we need to ensure our industry is in the best position possible to compete in today’s economic and environmental challenges.”
Ms. Scozzafava will be based in the US Composting Council headquarters in Bethesda, Maryland.

About the USCC

Established in 1990, the USCC is the only national organization in the United States dedicated to the development, expansion and promotion of the composting and organics recycling industry. The USCC achieves this mission by encouraging, supporting and performing compost related research, promoting best management practices, establishing standards, educating professionals and the public about the benefits of composting and compost utilization, enhancing compost product quality, and developing training materials for composters and markets for compost products. USCC members include compost producers, marketers, equipment manufacturers, product suppliers, academic institutions, public agencies, nonprofit groups and consulting/engineering firms. BioCycle, a premier industry periodical, is the official magazine of the Council.

The USCC is a non-profit 501(c)(6) organization that also directs the Composting Council Research and Education Foundation (CCREF), a 501(c)(3) charitable foundation, which administers public and private research and education activities.

Leanne Spaulding
US Composting Council
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