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Date: October 5, 2022

Northeast Recycling Council Announces New Executive Director

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Megan F. Fontes

The NERC Board of Directors is pleased to welcome a new Executive Director, Megan F. Fontes. Megan joins NERC with nearly a decade of experience in corporate relations. Most recently, she led communications and organized all major events at MassBioEd, an organization focused on science education. Prior, Megan worked at other education-focused organizations such as Kaplan International and eScholastic, Inc., holding project management-oriented positions. Megan holds a Master’s of Business Administration with a concentration in Energy & Environmental Sustainability and Social Impact from Boston University’s Questrom School of Business and a Bachelor’s of Science in Environmental Resource Economics from the University of New Hampshire. Megan lives in Marlborough, Massachusetts. 

“While it is bittersweet to welcome a new Executive Director to NERC as Lynn Rubinstein will be sorely missed, I am extremely excited that Megan Fontes will be joining NERC.  Megan is perfectly positioned to lead NERC, with her MBA in Social Impact, expertise in both the nonprofit and business world, and perhaps most importantly, a passion for sustainable materials management,” stated Megan Mansfield Pryor, NERC Board President.  “This experience will allow her to work with NERC’s expanding network of businesses, states, trade associations, nonprofits and others to unite around minimizing waste and conserving natural resources.” 

“NERC plays a pivotal role in the material management ecosystem, facilitating collaboration between the private and public sectors, and educating stakeholders through its library of rich resources,” Megan Fontes commented. “I am honored to join a dedicated team and a Board of Directors working to advance circular solutions for the Northeast. I look forward to expanding upon the enduring foundation Lynn has built by continuing to provide value to Advisory Members, states, and communities and identifying new ways to increase our impact throughout the region."

She will step into her new role on October 24. Megan will be at the upcoming NERC Conference and Board meeting in Rocky Hill, Connecticut.  This will be an outstanding opportunity for the recycling community to meet and welcome Megan.