ISRI names Adina Renee Adler VP of advocacy

Adler previously served as assistant vice president of international affairs.


The Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI), Washington, has announced the promotion of Adina Renee Adler to the vice president of advocacy. Adler will lead the implementation and development of ISRI’s advocacy strategy, as well as its priorities with state, local and federal government stakeholders.

“As the voice of the recycling industry, having a proactive presence in government affairs at the federal, state and local and international levels is critical for ISRI,” ISRI President Robin Wiener says. “Since starting at ISRI, Adina has demonstrated extraordinary commitment to the industry, knowledge of government and complex policy issues, and the strategic foresight to get things accomplished on behalf of ISRI’s membership. She is no doubt the right choice to lead our advocacy efforts as we move forward at a key moment for the industry.”

Adler joined ISRI in December 2016 to represent the trade association in international negotiations and to advocate for the expansion of trading in scrap recycling. Before she joined ISRI, Adler worked for Alcoa and Arconic in senior positions based in Washington.

Adina Renee Adler

She also served within the U.S. Government as director for South Asia in the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) and International Trade Specialist at the U.S. Department of Commerce.

She has a B.A. from The George Washington University and an M.A. from The Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies.

“I am excited to oversee a department of exceptional advocates for our members in front of policymakers and regulators at the federal, state and local and international levels providing timely economic data and analysis, and expanding ISRI’s role in the world of sustainability,” Adler says. “This includes enhancing the integration of paper and plastic recycling within the design and manufacturing supply chain. I look forward to building on the legacy left by Mark Reiter.” 

Adler’s new position replaces the position of vice president of government relations, previously held by the late Mark Reiter, who died in January after nearly 30 years at ISRI.