The Indiana Recycling Coalition has selected Allyson Mitchell (pictured) as executive director. Current Executive Director Carey Hamilton is stepping down from the IRC after nearly a decade to focus on her role as Indiana State Representative for House District 87, a position to which she was elected in November 2016.

Mitchell will become IRC’s fifth executive director. She has 12 years of experience in sustainability, a law degree, work experience in all major sectors (nonprofit, local government, higher education, corporations and small business consulting), proven success with grant acquisition and administration.

She previously worked for Prosperity Indiana as director of sustainability, developing and teaching a sustainability-focused Master’s level course at IUPUI SPEA, serving as executive director for the nonprofit Greenways Foundation of Indiana and president of Sustainable Catalyst Partners LLC, a sustainability planning and consulting firm.

Mitchell holds a J.D. from the Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law, a M.S. in Landscape Architecture with a focus on sustainable development and ecological design from University of Michigan, and a B.S. in Landscape Horticulture and Design from Purdue University. Additionally, she has completed many relevant certifications including WasteCap Construction Waste Recycling and USZWBC Zero Waste.   

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