Executive Director and CEO, Solid Waste Association of North America
David Biderman is the Executive Director and CEO of the Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) and has been a leader in the waste industry for more than 20 years. He has been with SWANA for four years, and has helped it significantly grow its membership and leadership position in both the United States and Canada. David joined SWANA in April 2015 after 18 years with the National Waste & Recycling Association, where he was their General Counsel, Vice President for Government Affairs, and Safety Director. He has testified before numerous federal, state and local agencies and councils. He has spoken about waste and recycling issues and policies at numerous international environmental conferences, including events in Asia, Latin America, and Europe.
David is very passionate about safety for solid waste workers, and was the recipient of Preco’s Safety in Motion award for 2016, given to an individual who is making a significant difference improving safety. He has provided safety and compliance training to thousands of workers throughout the United States and Canada.
Prior to entering the waste industry, David was an attorney at a Washington DC law firm Steptoe & Johnson, where he specialized in environmental and transportation law.
David graduated from the University of Pennsylvania Law School and the Johns Hopkins University.