The Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) welcomes their new Director of Marketing and Digital Communications, Anthony Viardo, to #TeamSWANA and the solid waste sector. “Anthony has a strong marketing and communications background, both in the non-profit and private sectors,” said SWANA ED/CEO David Biderman. “He’s a strategic thinker who will help us move our initiatives and the industry forward in a smart way. He is going to be a terrific addition to SWANA.”
Viardo comes to SWANA from the U.S. Energy Storage Association (ESA) – a non-profit trade association advocating for the clean energy sector – and after working three years as Director of Marketing and Communications at the National Association of Clean Water Agencies (NACWA), which represents the public clean water sector. While at NACWA, Viardo helped to shape and ultimately get passed into law the federal Water Infrastructure Improvement Act of 2019, which codified the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s “Integrated Planning” approach to infrastructure investment; and also to shape Congress’ Fiscal Year 2018 Omnibus Spending Package, which greatly increased federal water infrastructure investment nationwide.
Viardo also has experience in the trade publishing industry and as a television journalist, after earning a Master’s degree in Broadcast Journalism from the University of Maryland, College Park.
“I am honored and thrilled to join the high-impact team at SWANA,” Viardo said. “The organization has a storied history of service to an industry with an indispensable role in public health, and which leads the way in helping that industry to advance from solid waste management to resource management, thus guaranteeing a sustainable future for all communities in the United States and Canada.”