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
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.