ISRI Industry Leadership Development Program

JULY 11-12, 2022 | WASHINGTON,DC

The ISRI Industry Leadership Development Program is designed to provide new-to-the-industry professionals showing great promise as emerging leaders with guidance, insight, and skills needed to build an impactful career in the recycling industry.

Topics covered in this discussion-rich collaborative environment are focused on:

  • What global developments to watch for in the next five years?
  • Why championing environmental, sustainability and governance (ESG) matters to you as a leader?
  • How do you communicate with influence?
  • What does it take to create a culture of safety throughout your company?
  • Are there strategies to consider with your inventory?
  • How can you negotiate better?
  • What does it take to be a leader?
  • Why does serving your community matter?

Throughout the two-day program, participants will engage with nationally recognized thought leaders and industry business insiders representing diverse backgrounds and perspectives. Because the program is purposefully limited to no more than 20 participants, this is an opportunity to build your professional network of lifelong career connections and mentors from across the country.

Individuals new to the recycling industry who have been identified as emerging leaders or potential management candidates in their company.

This program will be delivered in English.

ISRI Headquarters
1250 H Street, NW, Suite 400
Washington, DC 20005


FEES: $999 | $1,998 (Member|Non)

Fee includes participant materials, continental breakfasts, lunches, refreshment breaks, networking social event with refreshments and webinar energizer scheduled for fall 2022.

In addition, prior to the program all participants will be mailed copy of George Adams’ insightful book, Create the Connection: 25 Surefire Strategies for Success in Leadership and Life.


All times are noted as Eastern Daylight Savings Time

Day 1

Monday, July 11
  • 8:00 – 8:30 am Continental Breakfast and Check In
  • 8:30 – 9:45 am Welcome and Introductions Marvin Finkelstein,
    Senior Vice President, Kripke Enterprises, Inc.
    Nidhi Turakhia,
    Executive Vice President, Allied Alloys
  • 9:45 – 11:00 am Preparing for Tomorrow Robin Wiener,
    President, ISRI
    Vikram Mansharamani,
  • 11:00 – 11:15 am Networking Break
  • 11:15 – 12:15 pm Recycling and the Global Economy Fred Fischer,
    Assistant Vice President, International Trade, ISRI
    Joe Pickard,
    Chief Economist and Director of Commodities, ISRI
  • 12:15 – 1:15 pm Networking Lunch
  • 1:15 – 2:15 pm Championing Environmental, Sustainability and Governance (ESG) as a Leader Cheryl Coleman,
    Vice President, Sustainability, ISRI
    Ibn Akbar Salaam,
    Director, Federal Legislative Affairs, WM, Inc.
  • 2:15 – 3:30 pm Communicating with Influence Colin Kelly,
    Public Affairs Director, Schnitzer Northeast
    Derick Corbett,
    Vice President, Pull-A-Part, LLC
  • 3:15 – 3:30 pm Networking Break
  • 3:30 – 5:00 pm Running a Safe Scrapyard Ryan Nolte,
    Ph.D., Director, Safety Outreach, ISRI
  • 6:30 – 8:30 pm Group Dinner and Social Event

Day 2

Tuesday, July 12
  • 8:30 – 9:15 am Continental Breakfast and Welcome
  • 9:15 – 10:45 am Buying and Selling Recyclable Materials: Understanding Your Inventory Marvin Finkelstein,
    Senior Vice President, Kripke Enterprises, Inc.
  • 10:45 – 11:00 am Networking Break
  • 11:00 am – 12:30 pm Negotiating: Outcomes for Success Brandi Harleaux,
    Chief Executive Officer, South Post Oak Recycling Center
    Greg Brown,
    President and CEO, BENLEE
  • 12:30 – 1:30 pm Creating the Connection Lunch Discussion Jacqueline Lotzkar,
    Vice President, Pacific Metals Recycling International and ISRI 2022 Young Executive of the Year Award Recipient
    Sean Daoud,
    Vice President and Treasurer, PNW Metal Recycling, Inc.
  • 1:30 – 2:00 pm Committing to Service Brandi Harleaux,
    South Post Oak Recycling Center
    Brian Shine,
    Chief Executive Officer, Manitoba Corp.
  • 2:00 – 2:30 pm Program Wrap Up and Certificate Presentation Marvin Finkelstein,
    Senior Vice President, Kripke Enterprises, Inc.
    Nidhi Turakhia,
    Executive Vice President, Allied Alloys

Program participants are responsible for making hotel arrangements directly with a property of their choosing. Washington, DC offers a variety of accommodations to fit every budget and personality. Five hotels within a 15-minute walking distance of the program venue are:

Washington Marriott at Metro Center

775 12th St. NW
+1 (202) 737-2200

Grand Hyatt Washington

1000 H St. NW
+1 (202) 582-1234

Hilton Garden Inn Washington DC Downtown

815 14th St. NW
(855) 516-1090

Conrad Washington DC

950 New York Ave. NW
+1 (202) 844-5900

Cancellation Policy and Procedure

ISRI will provide a full refund, less a $100 administrative fee, for registration cancellations made in writing prior to the June 30, 2022 program registration deadline. Cancellations made in writing after June 30, 2022 will be provided a refund equal to 50% of the registration fee paid.

All cancellation requests must be made in writing and may be emailed to ISRI at by the June 30, 2022 deadline.

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