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Gershman, Brickner & Bratton, Inc. - Solid Waste Management Consultants

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New GBB Corporate Brochure Hot Off the Presses!

The newly revised version of GBB's corporate brochure is out and includes new and updated information about the firm and key projects, and snapshots on each GBB Officer, providing a glimpse on the root for their passion for solid waste management.

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GBB Brochure

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Speaker's Corner
"Anaerobic Digestion of Source Separated Organics - Lessons Learned from Europe"

Ljupka ArsovaBy Ljupka Arsova
GBB Consultant II

In October 2012, Ljupka Arsova made a presentation entitled "Anaerobic Digestion of Source Separated Organics - Lessons Learned from Europe" at the Renewable Energy From Organics Recycling Conference at BioCycle, in St.Louis, MO.

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GBB will be present at the following industry events. We look forward to seeing you there!

Municipal Solid Waste to Biofuels & Bio-Products Summit
Orlando, FL
February 20-21, 2013

John Carlton, Conference Chair

Southeast Recycling Conference & Trade Show
Destin, FL
March 10-13, 2013

Tim Giardina, Speaker
"Waste-to-Energy and Conversion Technologies"

"Win-Win Approach to Procurements"

Sustainable Packaging Coalition Meeting
San Francisco, CA
March 20-22, 2013

Harvey Gershman, Speaker
"A Deep Dive into the Life Cycle of Flexible Packaging"

BioCycle West Coast
San Diego, CA
April 9-10, 2013

Ljupka Arsova, Speaker
"Overcoming the Challenges of Financing a Source Separated Organics Anaerobic Digestion Project"

North American Waste-to-Energy Conference
Fort Myers, FL
April 22-24, 2013
GBB, Exhibitor

Virginia Recycling Association Conference
Virginia Beach, VA
May 7-8, 2013

Kate Vasquez, Moderator
"Recycling Education & Outreach"

New Orleans, LA
May 20-23, 2013

Long Beach, CA
September 17-19, 2013
GBB, Exhibitor

Visit the conference / tradeshow section of our Website for a continuously updated list of events!

Gershman, Brickner & Bratton, Inc.

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Gershman, Brickner & Bratton, Inc.

Gershman, Brickner & Bratton, Inc.
8550 Arlington Boulevard, Suite 304
Fairfax, VA  22031

Phone: 703.573.5800
Fax: 703.698.1306

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GBB Client Honored at WASTECON

Since our founding in 1980, GBB's overall guiding principle has been to help clients generate success stories, working closely in partnership with them to develop innovative, cost-effective approaches that achieve measurable results. We strive to bring a fresh perspective and provide independent objective advice and a "telling it like it is" attitude in order to help advance better solutions for managing solid waste. Working with great clients is very rewarding and stimulating for GBB, and we'd like to congratulate the following clients that were honored at the Solid Waste Association of North America's (SWANA) WASTECON this past summer:

Nancy Nevil - 2012 Robert L. Lawrence Distinguished Service Professional Achievement Award
Director of Sustainability and Environmental Services for the City of Plano, TX, Ms. Nevil received the award recognizing her service to Municipal Solid Waste Management. The award represents the highest accolade the solid waste field can bestow and is not always awarded each year. Since then, in January 2013, Nancy retired from the City. We wish her all the best!

View the award presentation and acceptance speech:

Nancy Nevil

Nancy Nevil
(left to right) Mary-Jane Atwater (GBB Principal Associate),
Rick Nevil (Nancy's husband), Nancy Nevil,
and Harvey Gershman (GBB President.)

Excellence Awards Program
The Excellence Awards Program recognizes outstanding solid waste programs and facilities from some of the most innovative and dynamic organizations throughout North America.

City of Fort Wayne, IN:
Gold - Collection Systems

>> Highlight of GBB's Project with the City

City of Fort Wayne
(left to right) Kira Blacketor, Program Manager of the Solid Waste Department, and Matt Gratz, Solid Waste Manager, receive the award from SWANA Executive Director and CEO John Skinner, Ph.D.

City of Charlotte, NC:
Gold - Marketing /Bronze- Communications

City of Charlotte
(left to right) Tim Giardina (GBB Vice President), Esperanza Dash (Waste Reduction Analyst), Erica Robinson (Public Information Officer), Victoria Johnson (Director), Charita Curtis (Public Affairs Manager),
and Harvey Gershman.

Emerald Coast Utilities Authority, FL:
Gold - Public Education/Bronze - Collection Systems

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Tom Reardon Elected Vice Director of SWANA's Waste-to-Energy Technical Division

Tom ReardonTom Reardon, GBB Vice President, was elected Vice Director of SWANA's Waste-to-Energy (WTE) Technical Division. The Division has a number of key programs and products to accomplish its goal of ensuring that this technology, and other emerging waste combustion technologies, are recognized for what they are - some of the cleanest and most responsible forms of waste management. The Division provides industry professionals with the information and professional contacts they need to improve their plant operations while encouraging innovation to enhance WTE's role as a viable option for solid waste management and an expanded source for clean, reliable, and renewable power.

As Vice Director, Mr. Reardon is a member of the Division's Executive Committee and Steering Committee. Key responsibilities, in addition to contributing to meetings and quarterly teleconferences, include assisting Director Chantal Babensee (Residuals Management Division Manager, Metro Vancouver, BC, Canada) in fulfilling her duties, and mentoring Committee Chairs in completion of their duties. When his term expires, Mr. Reardon will advance into the position of Division Director (with approval of a majority of the Division Steering Committee) for a term of two years.

"In the past few years, I've moderated WTE-related sessions and made presentations on the latest on WTE and Conversion Technologies at various events, including WASTECON and SWANA's Senior Executive Seminar," said Reardon. "I am honored and excited at the prospect of working closely with the Division Director in advancing and expanding the division's program."

>> Press Release
>> Tom Reardon's Profile

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GBB Continues to Expand

Kate S. Vasquez - Senior Consultant

Kate VasquezMs. Vasquez has joined GBB as Senior Consultant. She has spent over 10 years in the public sector with a focus on recycling, solid waste reduction, and solid waste management, gaining valuable expertise in strategic planning, regulatory implementation, events planning, and public relations. She is accomplished in communications with residents and businesses, elected officials, and the regulated community; research, reporting, and presentation; and, legislative analysis. She is also very actively involved in several national, regional, and local professional associations dedicated to the promotion of recycling and the advancement of environmentally and economically sound solid waste management practices.

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Stephen Simmons - Principal Associate

Stephen SimmonsBased in the Philadelphia area, Mr. Simmons joins the firm as Principal Associate. He has over 30 years of experience with leading companies in the solid waste management and renewable energy fields, and brings a broad range of skills and expertise to GBB clients, including: project and construction management; technology assessment and selection; waste shed and energy market evaluation, sales, and contract negotiation; facility due diligence and acquisition management; environmental assessment and permit management; and budgeting and cost control.

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