Catharine Ellingsen is EVP, Chief Legal Officer, Chief Ethics and Compliance Officer and Corporate Secretary. In this role, she is responsible for overseeing the Company’s legal affairs and ensuring Republic upholds the highest ethical standards for our customers, employees, and shareholders.
She oversees Legal Services, Board and Corporate Governance, Ethics and Compliance, Enterprise Risk Management, Labor Relations, Corporate Security, Business Continuity and Facilities Management. Additionally, Catharine is Chair of the Company's MOSAIC Council for inclusion and diversity and Executive Sponsor of the Women of Republic Business Resource Group.
Catharine has over 20 years of experience in the recycling and waste services industry. She received her bachelor’s degree in political science and history from Wheaton College and her JD from the Washington College of Law, The American University.