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Meridian Waste Names Kirstyn Shepler as Director - Safety, Risk and Human Resources

Oct 15, 2018
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GREENSBORO, Ga. (October 15, 2018) – Meridian Waste, an integrated, non-hazardous solid waste services company, is pleased to announce Kirstyn Shepler as director of safety, risk and human resources.

Shepler will be responsible for companywide safety programs as well as managing risk and human resources functions. She joins the company from Willis Towers Watson, where she was a senior claims consultant supporting large clients in various risk management initiatives.

“Adding Kirstyn to our management team is an important step at this stage of our company’s growth,” said Wally Hall, CEO of Meridian Waste. “Kirstyn has proven herself as a self-starter in fast-paced environments and brings a breadth of risk and insurance management expertise particular to the waste industry. Our 385 team members and fleet of 226 vehicles are fortunate to have her heading up the department.”

Prior to her role at Willis Towers Watson, Shepler was the manager of risk and insurance at Advanced Disposal, where she directed a team of six risk professionals and managed high exposure liability, workers’ compensation, environmental liability and first party property claims.

Shepler holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from North Carolina State University. She also holds several industry certifications including Certified Insurance Counselor Designation, RIMS Certified Risk Management Professional Designation, and Certified Risk Manager Designation.

About Meridian Waste
Headquartered in Greensboro, Ga., Meridian Waste is a company defined by our commitment to servicing our customers, caring for and engaging our employees and generating financial value for our shareholders while delivering a clean and healthy community. We are proud to be called garbage men and women with our core waste business centered on residential, commercial and industrial non-hazardous waste collection and disposal. Currently, the Company operates in St. Louis, Mo., Richmond, Va., Blacksburg, Va., Augusta, Ga., Macon, Ga. and Northeast Florida servicing over 143,000 residential, commercial, industrial and governmental customers. In addition to a fleet of commercial, residential and roll-off trucks, the Company operates two transfer stations, two recycling facilities, and three municipal solid waste landfills in which we safely dispose of 685,800 tons of waste annually. For more information, visit

Released Oct 15, 2018

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