The NWRA Future Industry Leaders Alliance (FILA) board recently held a meeting at Big Truck Rental’s headquarters in Tampa, Fla., to select the 2022 board and discuss this year’s agenda. FILA is a member-directed association dedicated to promoting the development and advancement of the next generation of the waste and recycling industry’s leaders. Members engage in meaningful education, professional development, networking and mentoring opportunities to advance their careers in the industry.
FILA members receive professional development opportunities in all areas of leadership, including but not limited to finance and accounting, human resources, operations, safety, public policy and advocacy and business development. Members participate in facility tours, global exchanges and networking to learn about emerging technologies and trends in the industry. FILA strongly encourages its members to participate in FILA-sponsored volunteer opportunities and charitable giving in an effort to give back to both the industry and the communities in which our member organizations serve.
“FILA is an important part of NWRA’s effort to recruit the industry’s next generation of leaders and to provide professional development opportunities for those seeking senior leadership and executive roles,” said NWRA President and CEO Darrell Smith. “NWRA welcomes the 2022 FILA board members and looks forward to working with them on new ideas and goals.”
New to the FILA board in 2022 is John Paglia III, president of Florida Express Environmental and United American Recycling. Paglia has been involved in the waste and recycling industry since a young age and began his career as a driver at Florida Express Environmental shortly after earning his degree in business management from Charleston Southern University in 2011. In 2013, he was promoted to general manager, and in 2021, he climbed the ranks again to become president of the company. In addition to his role at Florida Express Environmental and United American Recycling, Paglia is the author of “From the Experts,” a monthly article in Waste Advantage Magazine. He has authored more than 100 articles focused on leadership, best practices, safety, marketing and maintenance.
“John has been an active member and supporter of FILA for several years, and we are thrilled to have him join the board,” said FILA Co-Chairs Liza Casella and Sean Mason. “John is an action-oriented leader and is passionate about bettering the industry as a whole and shaping its future. John’s energy and perspective make him a welcome addition to the FILA board!”
Co-Chair: Liza Casella, Casella Waste Systems, Inc.
Co-Chair: Sean Mason, Sierra Container Group
Treasurer: Travis Timmerman, Mack Trucks
Secretary: Jaclyn Carrigan, Breakaway Communications
Marketing & Membership: Eric Voss, Big Truck Rental
Member At-Large: Jocelynn Clindaniel, Municipal Equipment, Inc.
Member At-Large: Josh Mann, Waste Management
Member At-Large: John Paglia III, Florida Express Environmental and United American Recycling