Chief Executive Officer
Ven joined the Company in 1990 and currently serves as the Chief Executive Officer. From 2002 through 2008, Ven served as
Vice President, Corporate Development. From 1995 through 2002, Ven served as Director of Support Services and from
1990 through 1995, he served as the Company's Risk Management Director. He holds a B.S. in Aerospace Engineering from
North Carolina State University. Ven has more than 22 years of experience in the solid waste industry. He currently
serves on the Boards of the Environmental Research and Education Foundation (EREF), the Raleigh Chamber of
Commerce, the NC State University Entrepreneurship Initiative, and St. David’s school.
President, Chief Operating Officer
Harry joined the Company in 2002 as Vice President of Operations and took over as President and Chief Operating Officer
on January 1, 2009. Harry brings with him over 14 years of experience from Waste Management in which he held various
management positions, including VP of International Operations and Regional VP/Manager for collection, recycling and
landfill disposal services in the Southeast. Harry holds a B.S. in Business Administration from Rochester Institute of
Technology and has over 24 years of experience in the solid waste industry.
Lisa D. Inman
Vice President, General Counsel
Lisa joined the Company in 2010 as its Vice President, General Counsel, and has a total of
15 years of experience providing legal services to the solid waste industry. Before becoming a member of the Waste Industries
team, she was a partner with the law firm of Wyrick Robbins Yates & Ponton, LLP in Raleigh, North Carolina, the Company’s
outside counsel. Lisa was recently selected by her peers as a member of “North Carolina’s 2012 Legal Elite Hall of Fame”
in Business North Carolina magazine, as the State’s top vote recipient in the Corporate Counsel category. Lisa received her
undergraduate degree, magna cum laude, from Rice University in Houston, Texas, and received her law degree, with honors,
from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Vice President, Corporate Development
Mike joined the Company in 1991 and since 2009 has served as Vice President of Corporate Development. He held various
management positions throughout the Company his initial fourteen years and served as Vice President of its South Division
from 2005 to 2009. Mike holds a B.A. in Business Administration from Methodist University in Fayetteville, North Carolina
and has over 21 years of experience in the Solid Waste Industry.