MANASSAS, VA, June 17, 2014 – American Disposal Services is proud to announce Anna Wilkinson as the Director of Public Relations. Before this position, Ms. Wilkinson acted as the Public Relations Specialist for the company.
During her year as American’s Public Relations Specialist, she was responsible for 21 articles and features published about American Disposal and Recycling in various media outlets and publications throughout the greater Washington metropolitan area; as well as in national waste, recycling and environmental specific publications.
Articles have been published in: The Washington Business Journal, Prince William Living, Inside NOVA,Fleets and Fuels, The Bull Run Observer, NGT News, Leesburg Today, Waste Age, Resource Recycling, as well as a coveted front page article in The Washington Post.
She also personally contributes to publications on behalf of American, and recently had an article published in Inside Gainesville Magazine, discussing American’s recent changeover from diesel to a full fleet of CNG collection trucks, as well as the benefits of CNG powered vehicles on the environment and community.
“I feel so honored to be a part of the American family. I truly believe in this company and all the amazing things we’re doing here. It’s invigorating to wake up every day excited to get to work- I can honestly say I love what I do!” Ms. Wilkinson said, “I am ever grateful and appreciative of the inspiring opportunities American has offered me. I am both proud and humbled.”
During her time as a Public Relations Specialist, Ms. Wilkinson wrote various instrumental internal programs for the company which she manages and trains employees on proper technique and implementation. Including American’s Crisis Preparedness Plan and Customer Appreciation Team, both of which Ms. Wilkinson manages and oversees.
Ms. Wilkinson recently acted as Master of Ceremonies for American’s Ribbon Cutting and Grand Opening of the American Recycling Center and attached Interactive Learning Center, and was instrumental in organizing the event. She regularly speaks on behalf of American Disposal, within the waste and recycling industries and in the community at large.
She implemented, writes and moderates American’s popular blog, The Green Scene, and contributes to American’s ThinkBeforeYouThrow® E-newsletter as well as their corporate newsletter, The Daily Dumpster. She delivers corporate and community presentations on American’s recycling program, ThinkBeforeYouThrow®, and their combined recycling and green cleaning program; GreenStream.
In addition to her above duties, Ms. Wilkinson now manages American’s involvement and sponsorship with the many waste and recycling industry associations of which American is an active member.
"Anna has exceeded our expectations of what was possible in the realm of media and public relations in this industry, Alyssa Peltier, Director of Marketing said, “All the positive press we’ve received since her joining the team has vastly expanded our reach in the media and really spread the word about the new and exciting projects were embarking on, here at American”
Before her work at American Disposal Services, Ms. Wilkinson worked in Public Relations at Hope For The Warriors®, a national nonprofit organization that provides assistance to combat wounded veterans, their families, and the families of those fallen in the line of duty.
Ms. Wilkinson is a 23 year Northern Virginia resident. She graduated cum laude from Marymount University, in Arlington Virginia, with a BA in Communication.
American Disposal Services is a family owned and operated, Single Stream recycling and waste collection provider servicing communities, commercial offices, construction sites and local businesses in Virginia, Georgia, Maryland and the District of Columbia. In addition to being the largest privately owned recycling and waste hauler in the greater Washington metropolitan area, American Disposal Services is a leader in the promotion of green practices in Northern Virginia and actively educates customers and the community on how to dispose of waste and recyclable materials through the outreach program. For more information visit www.americandisposal.com.