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Rob Friend

Rob Friend

Executive Director, Minnesota Waste Wise Foundation

Rob Friend is the Executive Director of the Minnesota Waste Wise Foundation. Rob oversees the Energy Smart and Waste Wise programs. He has more than 19 years of experience in the commercial composting and recycling industry working in sales and safety before focusing on organics recycling development. Rob has worked with waste haulers, generators and public entities to increase organics recycling collection and processing through presentations, tours and creating of educational material.

Rob graduated with a B.S. in Business Management from Mankato State University.