The Board of Trustees for the Northeast Resource Recovery Association (NRRA) announces that they have selected Reagan Bissonnette of Concord, NH, to serve as the NRRA’s next Executive Director. Bissonnette is currently the Senior Director of Easement Stewardship & Counsel at the Society for the Protection of New Hampshire Forests, one of the country’s largest and most effective land conservation organizations. Prior to joining the Forest Society, Reagan practiced law as a corporate attorney at Ropes & Gray, LLP, a global Boston-based law firm.
Bissonnette joins the NRRA with a strong background in non-profit management and the law. While at the Forest Society, Bissonnette has led one of the organization’s largest departments, advised the Forest Society on legal matters, and leveraged technology to support the organization’s mission. As a corporate attorney at Ropes & Gray, LLP, Bissonnette worked on complex mergers and acquisitions and advised for-profit and non-profit clients on best practices in corporate governance.
The NRRA’s outgoing Executive Director, Mike Durfor, announced earlier this year that he would be retiring from his position at the NRRA after ten successful years growing the organization. “At each step of the hiring process, the Selection Committee of the Board found even more layers of Reagan’s qualifications and aptitude for this important position,” said Duncan Watson, NRRA Board president and the Assistant Director of Public Works for the City of Keene. “Reagan brings a unique breadth of experience, from non-profit management to a personal passion for waste reduction. We have no doubt that she will continue Mike Durfor’s excellent leadership and help New England communities meet the unique challenges that exist in the resource recovery and waste management industries today.”