Eric Potashner

Vice President & Senior Director of Strategic Affairs



Eric Potashner is the Vice President & Senior Director of Strategic Affairs for Recology, an employee-owned company that sees a world without waste, where resources are used and re-used in a sustainable ecosystem that strives for their best and highest use.   Recology manages municipal disposal processes and services that span the needs of urban, suburban and rural communities. Services include urban cleaning services, collection, sorting, transfer, recovery and landfill management.  

Eric leads Recology’s Strategic Affairs and Planning team which is responsible for environmental permitting, land use, legislative and regulatory affairs (federal, state and local) and media relations activities for the company.   Reflecting both his belief in good corporate citizenship and individual interests, Eric serves on the boards of a number of community organizations.  

Prior to joining Recology, Eric was a political consultant at Platinum Advisors (2008-2012) and worked as a legislative advisor for State Senator Carole Migden in Sacramento (1999-2008).