Jack MacLean joined the Board in 2023 after years of membership with the NRC. Jack works for Casella Resource Solutions as a National Account Manager as part of the Healthcare Solutions line of business. In this role, Jack works directly with large scale waste generators to design sustainable resource management programs, providing comprehensive services driving zero waste and ESG goals for their customers, while also generating cost-saving initiatives that ensure the economic, as well as environmental, viability of the resource program. Jack works with customers across North America, integrating with their operation to implement innovative solutions to complex waste challenges to drive higher value from their byproducts, increase recyclability, reduce overall waste, and maintain higher quality materials cycling in the circular economy. Within the state of Nebraska, Jack and his team work collaboratively with partners and customers to recycle over 25,000 tons of post-industrial scrap materials every year.
Jack is driven by the idea of being of service of his community, which extends beyond his work in environmental sustainability. Jack is also passionate about youth development in athletics. In his spare time, Jack works as a volleyball coach and takes an active role in helping his parents run a nonprofit volleyball club in the state of Nebraska which promotes boys’ volleyball and youth athletics participation in the state of Nebraska. Jack has coached volleyball since 2012 and is a staunch advocate for youth athletic participation.
Jack grew up in Lincoln, where he still currently lives. He has a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Finance, as well as a Bachelor of Science in Philosophy from McKendree University, where he also competed on their Men’s Volleyball program. Additionally, Jack is a certified TRUE Zero Waste Advisor and currently pursuing a Master’s in Natural Resources and Environmental Studies at the University of Nebraska- Lincoln.