WasteZero®

Leadership Team


John Campbell—Chairman of the Board

John Campbell is an entrepreneur with a track record of success who has now turned himself toward the goal of building the world's preeminent waste reduction company. Partnering with his friend Mark Dancy, Campbell has been engaged with WasteZero as an investor and board member since 2006, and he began spending the majority of his time with the business in 2011.

Prior to his investment as a major shareholder in WasteZero and his appointment as Chairman of the Board, John Campbell was the co-founder, chairman, and Chief Executive Officer of Campbell Alliance, a leading specialized management consulting firm. Campbell Alliance was sold in 2011 to inVentiv Health and Thomas H. Lee Partners, a Boston-based private equity firm. Campbell also founded the Pharmaceutical Institute, a provider of educational and information resources to companies in the pharmaceutical and biotech sector. Before that, Campbell was vice president of a US subsidiary of GlaxoSmithKline, where he provided leadership primarily within the Business Planning function for more than six years. On special assignment, he co-founded HealthMatics, developers of an electronic health record used by thousands of physicians. The enterprise was subsequently acquired by Allscripts. He began his professional career with Lawrence Investing Company, a New York-based investment firm. In 2006, Campbell was named an Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year.

John Campbell earned an MBA from the College of William & Mary and received his BBA summa cum laude from Pace University.


Ann Campbell—Board of Directors

Ann Campbell is a member of WasteZero's Board of Directors.

Prior to her appointment, Campbell was co-founder, board member, and President of Campbell Alliance. Before that, she was a Vice President with Bricker & Associates, an operational improvement consulting firm. She also held technical, sales, marketing, and management positions for IBM in North Carolina and Chicago.

Ann Campbell earned a Master's degree in Management with a concentration in Marketing and Organizational Behavior from Northwestern University and a BS in Mathematical and Computer Sciences from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.


Mark Dancy—President and Board of Directors

Mark Dancy is the President of WasteZero and a member of its Board of Directors. Prior to becoming President, he was WasteZero's Vice President of Sales and Marketing as well as the Manager of Manufacturing. In May, 2012, the South Carolina Department of Commerce recognized Dancy as a South Carolina Ambassador for Economic Development.

Mark Dancy earned his MBA from the College of William & Mary and his BA in Economics from George Washington University.


Cal Cunningham—Vice President, Government Affairs and General Counsel

Cal Cunningham serves as WasteZero's in-house expert resource on legal affairs, writing and standardizing contracts, negotiating with municipalities and vendors, and advising the firm on other legal issues as they arise. Cunningham also supports the firm's outreach to municipal and state leaders in coordination with the sales teams.

Cunningham's legal experience includes practice in a number of fields related to private and government contracts. His work in the public sector includes service in the North Carolina Senate, as a trustee of the Community College of Davidson and Davie Counties, and as a public member of the North Carolina Banking Commission. In 2010 he ran for the United States Senate. Cunningham serves as a Major in the US Army Reserve and is a veteran of the Afghanistan and Iraq wars. He has been recognized for his military service with awards that include the Bronze Star Medal.

Cunningham earned a BA cum laude in Political Science and Philosophy from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, a Master's in Public Policy and Public Administration from the London School of Economics, and a law degree from the University of North Carolina School of Law.


Craig Dunkley—Senior Vice President, Sales & Marketing and Chief Marketing Officer

Craig Dunkley leads WasteZero's sales and marketing functions. He oversees all elements of sales and marketing, including public relations, marketing operations, and marketing communications.

Over nearly two decades of marketing and sales experience in government and private industry, Dunkley has helped start, launch, and build new organizations, establishing and growing their brands from the ground up. Before joining WasteZero, Craig was the Chief Marketing Officer for Campbell Alliance, a management consulting firm specializing in the pharmaceutical and biotech industry, and its two subsidiaries, the Pharmaceutical Institute and Encuity Research. During his 12 years at Campbell Alliance, Dunkley built the firm's marketing organization from the ground up, playing a key role in driving the company's revenue-generation.

Craig Dunkley earned a BS in Business Administration and an MBA from Appalachian State University.


Gary Tyson—Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer

Gary Tyson oversees WasteZero's Finance, Human Resources, IT/Facilities, Manufacturing, and Program Services functions. In this role, Gary will drive and support the firm's efforts to achieve operational excellence, integration, and accountability across functional areas, ensuring that WasteZero has the right operational plan, delivers to that plan, and measures results against that plan.

Gary served most recently as Senior Vice President at Campbell Alliance, where over 11 years he built a highly successful global practice that helped Fortune 500 companies with operations and process improvement. Prior to joining Campbell Alliance, Gary worked as a Vice President with Bricker and Associates, a leading management consulting firm with an emphasis on operations and process improvement. While there, he focused on package manufacturing environments.

Gary is a Certified Public Accountant with a BS in Finance from the University of Illinois at Champaign Urbana.


George Campbell—Executive Advisor

George Campbell, who has served as Mayor of Portland, Maine, and as Commissioner of both the Maine and New Hampshire Departments of Transportation, is a member of WasteZero's Executive Advisory Group. In addition to his public service, Campbell has had a distinguished career in the private sector, where he has led multiple successful public/private partnerships.

As Mayor of Portland, Campbell instituted the city's successful pay-as-you-throw program in 1999. PAYT has led to a dramatic increase in Portland's recycling rate, from below 7% before the program began to around 37% today.

Campbell currently serves as a Vice President at the Louis Berger Group and as Senior Managing Director at Lexden Capital; in both of these roles, he oversees large public/private partnerships.

Campbell has served as President of the Maine Municipal Association and the Northeast Association of State Transportation Officials, and on the boards of the Maine Board of Environmental Protection, the American Association of State Highway Transportation Officials, and the Maine Turnpike Authority. He founded the Corporate Conservation Council of Maine, an organization that provides business expertise and financial support to The Nature Conservancy to protect land, water, and natural communities in Maine.

Campbell earned both a BA and an MA in Public Administration from the University of Maine. He has won numerous awards, including the Neal Allen Award for Public Service from the Portland Chamber of Commerce, the Transportation Leadership Award from the Institute of Transportation Engineers New England Section, Person of the Year from the Propeller Club of the United States, and Spurwink Humanitarian of the Year.


Michael O’Donnell—Executive Advisor

Michael O'Donnell serves as a strategic advisor to WasteZero's board and executive leadership team, supporting the firm across a range of key areas, including financial strategy, acquisitions and strategic alliances, and long-term growth planning.

O'Donnell has more than 35 years of financial management experience throughout global industrial, transportation, and technology businesses. He has been instrumental in guiding organizations through various stages of recapitalization, restructure, and initial public offering.  Most recently, he was WasteZero's Chief Financial Officer. Before that, O'Donnell was Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for Electromotive where he led the $2 billion sale of the private-equity-sponsored company. Before that, in the same role at Xerium Technologies, O'Donnell participated in the consolidation of legacy acquisition companies with a private equity sponsor and led the initial public offering of that company.

Michael O'Donnell earned an MBA from Ashland University and a BS in Business Administration from Franklin University.


Dan Jones—Vice President of Operations and Plant Manager

Dan Jones' primary focus is directing WasteZero's manufacturing operations at its Hemingway, SC plant through the firm's production team of functional managers and front-line supervisors. He is responsible for ensuring increasing levels of customer and employee satisfaction while improving the efficiency of team members, materials, and machines. 

Dan has over 30 years of experience in the plastics and bag-manufacturing industry, with progressive roles as an extrusion, production, plant, and operations manager.  He has wide-ranging experience planning and leading operations involving small to medium-sized manufacturing environments, along with a track record of devising, evaluating, and implementing continuous process improvements to minimize waste and reduce costs while maximizing quality and yield. Dan also has an extensive background in establishing effective quality control and safety programs, as well as building cohesive teams focused on production goals, safety, and throughput.


Joshua Kolling-Perin—Director, Public Engagement

Joshua Kolling-Perin leads WasteZero's messaging strategy, stakeholder engagement, thought leadership efforts, and public and media relations. He is responsible for maintaining and enhancing the company's reputation as the leading provider of solid waste reduction services to US municipalities.

Prior to joining WasteZero, Kolling-Perin worked for almost a decade at Campbell Alliance, a management consulting firm, where he served most recently as Vice President of Project Services. He also worked as a reporter and editor covering health care and health policy for the Advisory Board Company and the Intergovernmental Health Policy Project in Washington, DC. Kolling-Perin earned a PhD in English Language and Literature from Yale University and a BA in English from Franklin & Marshall College.


Stephen Lisauskas—Vice President, Government Affairs and Regional Vice President, Sales

With more than 15 years of state and local government experience, Steve Lisauskas leads WasteZero's Government Affairs function and the firm's municipal partnerships in the New England region. He works closely with state and local officials to help them prioritize waste reduction as an achievable and impactful public policy goal.

Prior to joining WasteZero, Lisauskas served several cities and towns in senior management and leadership capacities. Past positions include Deputy Town Administrator in Natick, MA, Chief of Staff and Budget Director in Haverhill, MA, and Chief of Staff in Newburyport, MA. He led two municipal restructurings and participated in two others. Lisauskas led the turnaround of the 155,000-resident City of Springfield, MA, where he restructured many public services and helped move the city from 18 years of deficit to five consecutive years of surplus. In Springfield, Lisauskas implemented a number of progressive reforms, including CitiStat, 311, an internal audit, a productivity bank, and the broad-based implementation of information technology systems.

Lisauskas holds two degrees from Syracuse University, a BS in Political Science and an MPA from the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs.


Greg Peverall—Vice President, Business Development

Greg Peverall is responsible for WasteZero's relationships with private haulers, materials recovery facilities, the federal government, and the US military. In addition, he supports the firm's outreach to municipalities.

Peverall has worked professionally in the solid waste and recycling industry since 1981, with experience in operations, division management, sales and marketing, landfill development, and MRF design and construction. His operational experience began as Division Manager with American Refuse System, Inc., a small privately owned hauling organization. Peverall has served as State President and Area Director of Waste Management, where he was responsible for profit center management, public sector services, landfill development, recycling facility design, and service privatization opportunities within North Carolina, South Carolina, and Georgia.

Peverall has a BS in Zoology from North Carolina State University.


Dennis Wise—Vice President, Supplies Group

Dennis Wise leads WasteZero's plastic bag supply sales to municipalities, government agencies, retailers, and institutions.

He has extensive and successful sales and management experience, most recently with Futures, Inc., a cloud-based technology firm in Durham, NC. Prior to that, Wise worked in the commercial development and construction field with Bobbitt Design Build, and in 2003, 2004, and 2005, he received the "Chairman's Award" while with American City Business Journals. He has launched successful startup businesses in the fields of optical and medical monitoring devices and telecommunications engineering. In addition, Wise designed and managed public relations, marketing, and business development at GBB, an engineering consulting firm in Washington, DC specializing in municipal solid waste issues.

Wise holds an MA in Public Relations Management from the Newhouse School of Communication at Syracuse University and BA in Mass Communications from the State University of New York at Fredonia.