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Waste & Recycling July 12, 2018 06:30:07 AM

Florida Recycling Partnership Announces New Board Members

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The new board members will serve FRP for the 2018-2018 term, according to Board Chair Dawn McCormick, Director of Communications for Waste Management.
Florida Recycling Partnership Announces New Board Members

SEATTLE (Waste Advantage): The Florida Recycling Partnership (FRP) welcomes three new members to the board: Andrew Williams, Vice Present of Marpan Recycling; Doug Wheeler, President and CEO of the Florida Ports Council; and Karl Berven, Director of Corporate Sales for Bealls.  The new board members will serve FRP for the 2018-2018 term, according to Board Chair Dawn McCormick, Director of Communications for Waste Management.

Kim Brunson, Recycle and Solid Waste Manager for Publix Super Markets, has also been elected to serve as Secretary/Treasurer.  Keyna Cory will continue as Executive Director of the Partnership.

Andrew Williams, Vice President, Marpan Supply and Marpan Recycling

Andrew Williams serves as Vice President of Marpan Supply and Marpan Recycling in Tallahassee, FL.

The third generation working for the family-owned business, Andrew has experienced every facet of the organization from container maintenance to commercial truck and heavy equipment operation to overseeing the hauling and recycling daily operations. He has been with the company since 2000.

Marpan offers a broad suite of services to the greater Tallahassee area through its container rental and hauling division; C&D, Class III, and Single Stream Recycling plants, as well as its safety supply store.

A 7th generation Floridian, Andrew was born and raised in Tallahassee. He received a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from the Jim Moran Institute for Global Entrepreneurship at the Florida State University College of Business. Andrew and his wife, Marlene, reside in Tallahassee with their two children.


Doug Wheeler, President and CEO, Florida Ports Council 

Doug Wheeler serves as the President and CEO of the Florida Ports Council (FPC), a nonprofit corporation that serves as the professional association for Florida’s 15 public seaports and their management. The FPC provides leadership, advocacy and information on seaport-related issues before the Legislative and Executive Branches of State and Federal Government.

Mr. Wheeler has more than 20 years of governmental affairs and association leadership at both the state and federal levels where he held previous positions with Associated Builders and Contractors, and more recently, the Florida Chamber of Commerce where he served as Vice President of Grassroots Advocacy and Political Action Development. Under Mr. Wheeler’s leadership and management of Florida’s largest federation of businesses, associations, and local chambers of commerce – encompassing more than 139,000 grassroots members – the Chamber worked aggressively and effectively to represent the interests of business in Florida.

Mr. Wheeler was also previously with Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) for nearly six years serving as the Southeast Political Manager covering seven southeastern states. He worked closely with ABC chapters and members on all areas of political affairs at the federal level including candidate outreach, PAC fundraising, lobbying and grassroots efforts.

Before joining ABC he was with the Governmental Affairs firm of Watson, Daley and Gosnell, located in Tallahassee. He has also worked for the Florida House of Representatives during five Legislative Sessions and the Republican Party of Florida during the 1994 elections.

Mr. Wheeler graduated from The Florida State University with a degree in Political Science, with an emphasis in Political Communications. He currently lives in Tallahassee, Florida with his wife Ami and their two children.

Karl Berven, Bealls Inc., Bradenton, FL

Karl Berven is the Director of Corporate Services for Bealls, Inc., a United States retailer of 575 stores founded in 1915 in Bradenton, Florida.  Karl’s career began with Oregon-based retailer Fred Meyer Stores, and continued with this retailer while attending Clark College in Vancouver, Washington.  He advanced through store management positions and accepted a position as Corporate Trainer with Thriftway Stores.  Soon, a business opportunity arose for Karl and his future wife to work in South Australia, so they took the challenge to relocate there for three years.

While living in Adelaide, South Australia, Karl accepted an advisory position with Independent Grocers Cooperative (IGC), the largest grocery cooperative in the southern hemisphere, to implement and oversee store conversions to scanning systems.

Upon returning to the Pacific Northwest, he gained additional experience in the Industrial Engineering Department with Safeway Stores by identifying procurement and expense reduction opportunities and participating in ratio-delay time and motion studies to improve labor productivity.  Other responsibilities included additional income generation programs that enhanced the customer experience while increasing profits.

In 1998, Karl was recruited by Bradenton-based Bealls Inc., as Manager of Corporate Services. When the existing Facilities Manager retired, Karl accepted the position of Director of Facilities & Corporate Services, with expanded areas of responsibility.  In this capacity he has managed $23 million in annual utility expense, as well as administration of waste and recycling services.  Other areas of oversight included management of Bealls’ 120 car fleet program, Bealls’ corporate employee relocation program, and corporate office space management.

Karl became a member of the group “Professional Retail Store Management (PRSM)” in 2010, and has participated as a guest speaker and moderator during the PRSM National Conferences.  Additionally, he wrote an article published in the PRSM Best Practices book regarding Retailer Recycling Best Practices.

Florida Recycling Partnership is a coalition of companies who are at the forefront of developing and adopting sustainable business practices that not only promote recycling but reduce and reuse our resources.


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