Community and Government Relations Manager
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Before joining the Republic Services team, Wendy worked in similar customer and community engagement roles at Puget Sound Energy, Washington Mutual, and Microsoft. Her 25-year public relations career includes supporting the customer experience, government affairs, community outreach, and corporate social responsibility functions for organizations in the private, nonprofit and public sectors. In her current role, Wendy spends most of her days talking to employees, customers, and community groups about Republic Services’ recycling programs, regional solid waste services, and community partnerships focused on environmental sustainability, economic development, and community resilience.
Wendy holds a Master’s degree in Public Administration from the UW Evans School of Public Policy. She serves on the boards of the Solid Waste Association of North America – Evergreen Chapter, King County Solid Waste Advisory Committee, Association of Washington Cities, and the Sound Cities Association of King County when not serving her own City of Mercer Island as Deputy Mayor.