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Tamla Oates-Forney

Senior Vice President, Chief Human Resources Officer

As senior vice president and chief human resources officer, Tamla Oates-Forney has primary responsibility for the company’s human resources strategy including HR operations, employee relations, labor relations, HR information systems, compensation, benefits, culture, learning, talent acquisition, leadership and talent development. She is a member of the Company’s senior leadership team and reports to Jim Fish, president and chief executive officer.

Prior to joining Waste Management, she served in numerous positions during her 20 year career at General Electric including Human Resources Director for GE Africa, Chief Diversity Officer for GE Appliances and Lighting, and most recently, Vice President of Human Resources for GE Energy Connections.

Forney is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where she earned her Bachelor of Science in Business Administration.

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