Joe Lombardi was hired by the SWACO Board of Trustees to fill the role of Executive Director following the retirement of Ty Marsh earlier this year.
A graduate of Capital University (Bexley), Lombardi has more than 30 years of governmental experience with an emphasis in finance, administration, policy development and procurement.
Lombardi previously served on the SWACO Board of Trustees from 2016-2021 where he helped shape and support the securing of a new Permit-to-Install for the Franklin County Sanitary Landfill, the solar energy project, as well as establish a Carbon Emissions Management Plan, which is aligned with the International Paris Accord. As a Board Member, Lombardi also supported new programs aimed at helping Franklin County achieve record high recycling (diversion) rates annually.
“Central Ohio residents, families and businesses are passionate about the way we manage our waste and care for the environment, so I’m eager to roll up my sleeves and share new ideas and opportunities to further leverage the waste stream for our Region’s benefit,” Lombardi said.
“I appreciate the confidence the Board has placed in me to lead the agency, and I’m committed to being a champion for the good work and strategic direction already underway by the team at SWACO.”
Lombardi is an active community volunteer, coaching high school and youth football and participating in a number of professional associations, organizations and boards. He and his family live in Columbus.
Director Lombardi recently reflected on his first 90 days at SWACO in an article in ThisWeek Community News. Read what he had to say in this From Waste to Resources column.