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Tara J. Hemmer

Senior Vice President Operations, Safety and Environmental Compliance

As senior vice president of operations, safety, and environmental compliance, Tara Hemmer oversees all facets of Waste Management’s operations including the collection, post-collection, and recycling lines of business along with safety and environmental compliance. She is a member of the Company’s senior leadership team and reports to Waste Management executive vice president and chief operating officer, Jim Trevathan.

Hemmer joined the company in 1999 and has held several positions including the vice president of disposal operations, closed sites management group, and environmental compliance, the area vice president for the Greater Mid-Atlantic Area (encompassing New York City, New Jersey, Eastern Pennsylvania), and the Delaware Peninsula, and the area recycling operations director for Pennsylvania. She serves on the board of the Environmental Education and Research Foundation.

Hemmer graduated from Cornell University with a Bachelors of Science in Civil and Environmental Engineering.

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