For the past seven years, it has been our absolute honor to serve as Co-Presidents of Eureka Recycling, contributing more than 30 years collectively to this amazing organization. However, after careful consideration, we recently made the decision to step away from our Co-President roles. With this change brings opportunity, and today we’re thrilled to announce that Katie Drews and Miriam Holsinger have been unanimously appointed by the Board of Directors as our successors. Starting December 18, 2023, Katie and Miriam will take the helm as Co-Presidents, bringing their unique talents and dedication to Eureka’s mission and vision.
Miriam, with more than 20 years of experience in recycling and waste reduction, has been an essential part of Eureka Recycling for 17 years, currently serving as Vice President of Operations and Business Intelligence. She is eager to step into the Co-President role and further advocate for zero waste, emphasizing the importance of scaling up reuse systems. “Eureka is well-positioned to become a leader in scaling up reuse systems, an important area of growth for our mission.”
Katie, who assumed the role of Senior Vice President in 2021, looks forward to continued partnership and collaboration with our talented and hardworking staff. “Together, we will continue to find innovative solutions to address the challenges to zero waste of today and tomorrow, fueled by the collective passion and dedication that defines our remarkable team.”
Continuing the tradition of Co-Leadership is a testament to the organizations culture and commitment to collaboration, inclusivity, and leveraging diverse perspectives and strengths. Kris Foner and Kristin Poffenberger will also be stepping into Executive Vice-President roles to support Miriam and Katie in their new roles, and the bench of talented directors, managers and staff at Eureka is deep!
We are immensely grateful for our incredible Eureka team and extend our thanks to the communities and municipalities we serve, our Board of Directors, and to the partners, supporters, and stakeholders who have played crucial roles in our mission-driven work.
Over the next few months, we’ll be supporting Katie and Miriam through the transition, and early next year, we’ll complete our tenure with Eureka. This decision, though bittersweet, is one we firmly believe is right for both of us personally and for the exciting next chapter of the organization.
To Katie and Miriam, we offer our heartfelt congratulations. We have full confidence in your abilities and are eager to witness the continued success of Eureka Recycling under your capable leadership.
With gratitude and excitement,
Kate Davenport and Lynn Hoffman