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Brian Bales

EVP, Chief Development Officer

Brian Bales is EVP, Chief Development Officer. In this role, he is responsible for maximizing the Company’s external growth opportunities through business expansion in 240 markets, including Republic Services’ recycling centers, landfill gas and energy renewable projects and approximately $100 million in acquisitions each year.

Brian oversees Market Planning & Development, Market Portfolio Management, Mergers & Acquisitions, Recycling & Sustainability, Infrastructure Development and Investments, Industry and Government Affairs, Alliance Development & Management, and Business Expansion including Emerging Businesses Development and Operations, including Energy Services and E&P Development.

Brian has nearly 20 years of experience in the waste and recycling industry. He holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Tennessee and is a certified public accountant.