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 Chairman since 2011.

Campbell was previously 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 tens of thousands of physicians and health care providers. 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.

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.

During Campbell’s tenure as Mayor of Portland, the city instituted its 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.

Kristen Brown

Vice President of Municipal Partnerships

Kristen Brown, a recognized national expert on solid waste reduction and recycling incentive programs, leads WasteZero’s municipal partnership activities in several Northeastern and Mid-Atlantic states.

She has almost three decades of experience working for manufacturers of recycled packaging in both the United States and Europe. Most recently, Brown founded and served as President of MY ECO, an incentive-based consumer waste reduction program focused on increasing the use of reusable grocery bags. Prior to that, she was a residential solid waste reduction consultant under contract with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, where she led the American Big Cities SMART campaign and designed the EPA SMART Benefit Evaluation Tool. Previously, Brown served as Vice President of Municipal Market Development at Waste Zero, with responsibility for municipal partnerships across the U.S., focusing on Massachusetts.

Brown has served as a consultant for Connecticut’s Solid Waste Advisory Committee, the New Mexico Recycling Coalition, and many individual municipalities. In 2009, South Carolina Governor Mark Sanford appointed Brown to that state’s Recycling Market Development Advisory Council, where she serves as chair of the communication committee and co-chair of the policy committee.

A holder of two U.S. patents, Brown has authored many trade journal articles based on her research into the critical link between financial incentives and sustainable recycling behavior change. She and her products have appeared on national programs such as the Today Show, The Talk, and Good Morning America.

Brown holds a BA in Psychology from Miami 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.

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.

Bill Easton

Chief Financial Officer

Bill Easton, WasteZero's Chief Financial Officer, has served as the top financial officer in a range of manufacturing and service organizations. He was CFO of Kidde Residential and Commercial, a $320 million subsidiary of United Technologies Corporation that is the world’s largest manufacturer and supplier of residential and commercial fire protection products. Before that, he spent 17 years in the vinyl and aluminum building products manufacturing industry, working at companies including Owens Corning and AmeriMark Building Products and culminating as CFO and Treasurer of Alsco Metals Corporation, a $303 million company. Easton also was Director of Finance and Director of Operations at DRI, Inc./Clever Devices, Inc., a supplier of technology solutions for the public transportation industry.

A Certified Public Accountant, Easton holds a BS in Business Administration from Shippensburg University in Shippensburg, Penn.