Waste Track Speakers

GREG BUTLER–ACTION TEAM LEAD

Greg Butler does governmental and community affairs for Republic Services in Kentucky. Prior to joining Republic in 2014, Greg’s worked for and with local governments in Oregon, South Carolina, Virginia, Texas and Kentucky on a wide array of issues ranging from planning, natural hazards mitigation and response, sustainability, and solid waste management. Greg attended the College of Charleston and the University of Oregon’s School of Planning, Public Policy, and Management.

CEE BYRD–LOCAL EXPERT

Casey “Cee” Byrd is a proud Appalachian with a passion for education and sustainability. Cee holds a BA with Distinction in Environmental Studies and Sustainability from UMASS at Boston and a AS in Natural Science from BCTC at Lexington. Cee is a graduate teaching assistant for the Geography Department at UKY and is the co-founder of the Compost Carpool, Kentucky’s first curbside compost service located in Lexington, KY. When Cee’s boots aren’t in the mud, they enjoy video gaming, reading, and cooking up Appalachian goodness from scratch. 

JOE KUOSMAN–LOCAL EXPERT

Joe Kuosman is one of the founders of West Sixth and owners of the Breadbox.  Prior to founding West Sixth Brewing, Joe had operations management roles with Amazon.com and Westinghouse Electric.  He has a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Lehigh University and an MBA from Carnegie Mellon.  He currently lives in Lexington with his wife and two children and enjoys growing giant pumpkins.

ANGELA POE–LOCAL EXPERT

Angela Poe is a Senior Program Manager for Lexington’s Department of Environmental Quality and Public Work. Her team focuses on communicating with the public about what EQPW is doing on their behalf and engaging the public in actions that support the department’s goals.

Before joining the city of Lexington, Angela was Sustainability Director at Transylvania University where she worked with students, faculty and staff to integrate sustainability into all aspects of campus life. She has also served as Executive Director at Bluegrass PRIDE (now Bluegrass Greensource), a Field Educator for the Chesapeake Bay Foundation, and Education Outreach Coordinator for the Fayette County Conservation District. Angela returned to Kentucky in 2009 after receiving her Masters in Communication from The Ohio State University. She has a BS in Natural Resource Conservation and Management from the University of Kentucky.

Click here for Angela’s presentation from the Sustainability Summit.