Young Executive of the Year Award 


ISRI’s Young Executive of the Year Award was created to promote the accomplishments of successful young professionals in the recycling industry by highlighting their contributions and dedication, along with a high degree of demonstrated leadership potential. The award, established by the Young Executive Council, is designed to elevate the recycling industry as an exciting career option open to all and recognize well-rounded young professionals who have a strong track record of leadership in business and community.


To be eligible, the nominee must meet the following requirements to be nominated for this award:

1. Must be employed by an ISRI member company meeting the following criteria:

a. Member firms include Processors, Merchants, Traders, Brokers, Domestic Associate, Consumer, Paper Mill, and International categories. Only firms recognized by ISRI shall be eligible. Subsidiary firms or any other type of operation that is not listed or recognized by ISRI national is not eligible.

b. Member company must be in good standing with both ISRI national and the chapter, having satisfied all dues and assessments.

2. This award is open to individuals born on or after January 1, 1982.

3. Nominee should have a minimum of 1 full year in the industry.



Nominees must be 40 years of age or younger with a birthday on or after January 1, 1982.

Entries close at at midnight EST on Friday, January 7, 2022.

Winner announced at the ISRI2022 National Convention being held in Las Vegas, NV.

Winner is requested to attend the ISRI2022 Convention in March, however, should be available to record an acceptance video if requested.

Questions about the award or entry process, contact Lacey Capps and Brian Sprowl.


The recipient will be acknowledged at the ISRI Awards Presentation and may be recognized in additional outlets via print, web, and social media. The recipient will receive a physical award as well as complimentary registrations to all ISRI national events (virtual and/or in-person) of their choosing during the 2022 calendar year, where fees are required, as well as complimentary full registration to ISRI2023 Convention & Exposition in Nashville, TN.

Have Questions?

Brian Sprowl
Digital Publisher 
(202) 662-8545
Lacey Capps
Director, Chapter Relations