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GBB believes that solid waste is a valuable resource that can be creatively managed – while protecting our soil, air, water and people – and this is our passion, and our focus. Learn more about GBB’s senior management team, our featured experts, and co-founders’ extensive expertise and the shared passion for innovative, sustainable solid waste management solutions:

Senior Management

Harvey GershmanHarvey W. Gershman

Chairman, President, Founder Owner Associate and Co-Founder

Key Areas of Expertise:
Strategic Thinking and Planning / Procurement and Negotiation Assistance / System Administration / Change Management / Project Financing Coordination

  • BS, Mechanical Engineering, Northeastern University, Boston, MA

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Chris LundChristopher A. Lund, P.E.

Executive Vice President

Key Areas of Expertise:
Comprehensive planning for waste systems / Procurement / Engineering technical system reviews

  • BS, Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Wisconsin-Madison, WI
  • SWANA Certification: Managing Integrated Solid Waste Management Systems

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Jennifer PorterJennifer Porter

Chief Operating Officer

Key Areas of Expertise:
Circular economy and sustainability initiatives / Solid waste management planning / Recycling

  • MURP, Urban and Regional Planning, Portland State University, OR
  • BA, Psychology with Honors, Wells College, Aurora, NY, Phi Beta Kappa
  • SWANA / CRRA Certified Practitioner in Zero Waste Principles and Practices
  • The Principals Academy Virtual Seminar, The Zweig Group
  • Coaching for Leaders Academy/Pro
  • OSHA 30-Hour Construction Program

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Featured GBB Experts

GBB Team

Led by a Senior Management group with extensive experience and expertise, GBB’s team of professionals has a shared passion for the environment. Through their complementary backgrounds, skills and expertise, GBB experts are recognized as industry thought leaders who work seamlessly together and treat clients’ challenges as their own. Collectively, they have a single focus: developing innovative, sustainable solid waste management solutions.

Brad KelleyBradley Kelley, BSME

Senior Project Engineer

Key Areas of Expertise:
Processing systems and equipment evaluations and designs / Mixed waste processing / Waste characterization studies

  • Mechanical Engineering Post-Graduate, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT
  • BS, Mechanical Engineering, University of Washington, Seattle, WA

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Steven Schilling, P.E.Steven Schilling, P.E.

Senior Project Manager

Key Areas of Expertise:
Strategic solid waste management planning / Environmental engineering / Sustainable materials management

  • BS, Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI

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Eugenia ManwelyanEugenia Manwelyan

Project Manager

Key Areas of Expertise:
Sustainability and resilience planning / Training and education /  Community and stakeholders engagement / Grant applications

  • MS, Urban Planning, Columbia University, New York, NY
  • BA, International Development, McGill University, Montreal, Canada
  • OSHA 10-Hour General Industry Certification

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Morgan McCarthyMorgan McCarthy, JD

Project Manager

Key Areas of Expertise:
Waste & recycling facility operations / Procurement and contract negotiation / Regulatory Compliance

  • JD, Thomas Jefferson School of Law, San Diego, CA
  • BS, Computer Science, Liberty University, Lynchburg, VA
  • SWANA / CRRA Certified Practitioner in Zero Waste Principles and Practices
  • SWANA certification for Integrated Solid Waste Management

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Theresa EvansTheresa Evans

Senior Consultant

Key Areas of Expertise:
Waste reduction & recycling / Solid waste management plan development / Education / Policy analysis

  • BS, Environmental Studies, State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry, Syracuse, NY
  • SWANA / CRRA Certified Practitioner in Zero Waste Principles and Practices
  • OSHA 10-Hour General Industry Certification

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Ricky PhillipsRicky Phillips

Senior Consultant

Key Areas of Expertise:
Sustainability initiatives / Community outreach / Waste composition studies / Research

  • MS, Sustainable Communities, Binghamton University, NY
  • BA, Studio Art, State University of New York at Potsdam, NY
  • TRUE Advisor (Total Resource Use and Efficiency) from Green Business Certification Inc.
  • OSHA 30-Hour Construction Program
  • HAZWOPER 24-Hour for All Industries certification from ClickSafety

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Ashlea SmithAshlea Smith Sabeti

Senior Consultant

Key Areas of Expertise:
Survey development / Public engagement and outreach / Project Management / Composting / Research

  • BA, Government & Comparative Politics, George Mason University, Fairfax, VA
  • Certificate of Project Management, George Mason University, Fairfax, VA

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Co-Founders

Bob BricknerRobert H. Brickner

Co-Founder

BS, Civil Engineering, University of Pittsburgh, PA

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Tim BrattonTimothy J. Bratton

Co-Founder

MBA, University of Pittsburgh, PA
BS, Biology, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, PA

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Our Vision:
A world where discarded materials are used as resources rather than wasted.


Our Mission:
We help our clients solve solid waste management issues by providing innovative, responsible, sustainable, and economical strategies and solutions for the benefit of communities and the environment.