Arley Owens previously worked for the Ohio Department of Natural Resources.
The Association of Ohio Recyclers (AOR) has named Arley Owens its new executive director.
“Arley’s knowledge of recycling and waste management issues and initiatives, prior employment experience and his network of professionals in the recycling and waste management industry will help AOR achieve its goals,” says Mike Ryan, president of the AOR.
Previously, Arley was employed by the Ohio Department of Natural Resources’ (ODNR) Division of Parks & Recreation as the special programs group manager and managed the agency’s grants program, the naturalist program, go green camping, corporate sponsorship, college recruitment, recycling and waste management and Ohio State Parks’ sustainability initiative.
“I am honored and excited to be the new executive director,” says Owens, “My first objective is to coordinate AOR’s annual conference, October 28-29, 2013, at the Bridgewater Banquet & Conference Center in Powell, Ohio. I have also set three overarching goals to position AOR as Ohio’s premiere recycling organization; increase member benefits, diversify membership and establish AOR as a resource for information related to recycling, waste reduction and sustainability.”