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Posted on: January 26, 2018

New Management Team Members Join SWACO

Director of Administration Jeff Wilkins, Fleet Manager Bill Burns and Programs Manager Andrew Booker join SWACO’s management team. 

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Jeff Wilkins

Director of Administration

Jeff Wilkins joined SWACO recently as the new director of administration and is responsible for accounting and finance, information technology solutions, human resources and SWACO's legal department.


He brings extensive administrative and leadership experience and served for 15 years as the County Administrator of Kendall County, Illinois – one of the fastest growing counties in the United States.


Wilkins also was a city manager in Michigan and assistant city manager in his hometown of Fishers, Indiana, located near Indianapolis.


He holds a B.A. from DePauw University and a Master’s Degree in Public Affairs from Indiana University.


“I look forward to applying my experience to assist SWACO in the continuous improvement process and look forward to serving the public in fulfilling SWACO’s vision, mission and goals.”


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Bill Burns

Fleet Manager

Bill Burns joined SWACO as fleet manager and is responsible for managing the daily fleet and facility business, further development of the SWACO Green Fleet Action Plan, exploring implementation of compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling and reviewing the facility improvement plan to implement energy saving enhancements.


With over 33 years experience in the private and municipal government sector, Burns has helped the City of Columbus Fleet Management division achieve national recognition for developing and implementing the city’s CNG fueling program at three public access stations for over 200 vehicles.


“My goal is to make an already great SWACO Fleet and Facilities division a best-in-class, highly regarded operation, achieving national recognition in the solid waste industry.”

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Andrew Booker

Programs Manager 

As programs manager, Andrew Booker provides leadership for program administration, education and outreach. He is responsible for ensuring SWACO’s completion of state mandated diversion goals and the implementation of the Solid Waste Management Plan with the goal of a 50% diversion rate for Franklin County by the end of 2020.


Booker brings over 20 years of experience with the Ohio EPA relating to waste diversion, recycling and engagement with the Solid Waste Management Districts and local communities relative to recycling efforts.


“After focusing on recycling issues and policies at a statewide level for many years, I am looking forward to bringing best practices to the county to enhance existing SWACO initiatives.”

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