NW&RA Welcomes New Certification Director

NW&RA Welcomes New Certification Director

Tiffany Jones has extensive experience in the entire product cycle of certification programs

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Tiffany Jones, certification director for the National Waste & Recycling Association

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The National Waste & Recycling Association (NW&RA) has announced the hiring of the association's new certification director, Tiffany Jones.

Tuesday, September 16, 2014 - 3:00pm

WASHINGTON, September 16, 2014 /3BL Media/ – The National Waste & Recycling Association today announced that Tiffany Jones has joined the association as NW&RA’s new director of certification, where she will continue development of current certification efforts and create new ones.

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“This moves us forward as an association,” Kneiss said. “The certification process she is spearheading should help us establish a leadership position in promoting safety and providing quality education for key aspects of industry performance.”

NW&RA launched its first certification effort, Certified Safe Drivers, for recycling and garbage truck drivers in June. Future certification programs may include those for front-line supervisors; facilities, such as material recovery facilities (MRFs); or processes, such as recycling.

Jones has more than seven years of experience in training and certification and has executed numerous certification programs from start to finish. She most recently worked as the product manager for training and certification at DecisionHealth in Gaithersburg, Maryland, directing development, launch and implementation of 21 new online training courses. She advanced to that position after serving the company as director for online training and certification and as assistant director of certification, and has previously held positions as a client manager, a Web producer and an editor.

“NW&RA leaders recognize the value of certification to validate the knowledge, skills and ability of their members, and I am happy and excited to be a part of such an important part of the association’s offerings by creating a legally defensible and industry-recognized certification programs,” Jones said.

Jones earned a bachelor’s degree from Hampton University in Hampton, Virginia, and has participated in numerous business, management and strategic planning programs. She anticipates acquiring her project management professional (PMP) certification this year and is a member of Project Management Institute and the Institute for Credentialing Excellence.

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The National Waste & Recycling Association is the trade association that represents the private sector waste and recycling services industry. Association members conduct business in all 50 states and include companies that collect and manage garbage, recycling and medical waste, equipment manufacturers and distributors and a variety of other service providers. For more information about NW&RA, visit www.wasterecycling.org.


Thom Metzger
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National Waste & Recycling Association