Lisa Liotta has been named the new general manager of the Central Vermont Solid Waste Management District. Liotta has over 25 years of experience in business management as the organization’s operations manager, as a park manager with Vermont State Parks, and in lead business and analyst roles as an independent consultant and in private industry.
Liotta is replacing former general manager Cathleen Gent, who is retiring in April.
Central Vermont Solid Waste Management District Board Chair Fred Thumm expressed appreciation to both Gent and Liotta. “We’ve seen what Lisa can accomplish at the Additional Recyclables Collection Center and are confident that she will competently lead the district as its general manager,” he said.
Liotta’s background includes being a food systems analyst managing purchasing and distribution for up to 330 chain restaurants; as co-owner and controller for RT Industries, a precision aircraft component machine shop; and as lead wholesale buyer for Food Services of America, Inc. She has a bachelor’s of science degree in environmental studies from the University of Vermont, and an associate’s degree in environmental science from the Community College of Vermont. She also acquired 45 credits in accounting and business administration from Seattle Community Colleges.
Outgoing General Manager Cathleen Gent is staying on as an advisor until her full retirement in April in order to ensure a smooth transition.
The CVSWMD is a 19-member union of municipalities in Central Vermont with a mission to provide “leadership, education and services for residents and businesses in reducing and managing their solid waste, with a vision for working toward a zero waste community by reducing waste.” All of CVSWMD’s programs work toward its mission and goals. For more information about CVSWMD visit cvswmd.org or call 802-229-9383.