Barry Caldwell leaves Waste Management after 16 years

Caldwell has served in various roles at the company, most recently as SVP, corporate affairs and chief people officer.

Barry Caldwell
Barry Caldwell

HOUSTON: Waste Management SVP Barry Caldwell has exited the company after 16 years.

Caldwell’s last day with Waste Management was August 11. The company is currently conducting a search for a chief human resource officer position, a representative told PRWeek.

In August, Caldwell started working for DC-based housing, financial, and community advisory firm Wroxton Civic Ventures as a principal, according to his LinkedIn profile. He was not immediately available for comment.

Caldwell joined Waste Management in 2002 as SVP of public affairs and communications. In 2014, he was upped to SVP of corporate affairs and chief legal officer.

Last January, he stepped into his most recent role as SVP of corporate affairs and chief people officer, where his responsibilities included human resources, state and federal policy, corporate communications and community relations, and aviation. He was a member of Waste Management’s senior leadership team and reported to president and CEO Jim Fish, according to his LinkedIn profile.

Earlier in his career, Caldwell was Cigna’s VP of government relations; and VP of federal affairs for Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America. Before that, he worked for Sen. Arlen Specter (R-PA), including as chief of staff from 1992-1996.

Waste Management, based in Houston, Texas, provides comprehensive waste management services in North America. Through its subsidiaries, the company provides collection, transfer, recycling and resource recovery, and disposal services. It is also a developer, operator, and owner of landfill gas-to-energy facilities in the United States.

Caldwell was a PRWeek Power List honoree in 2012, 2015, and 2016.

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