Dr. Stuart Buckner, President, Buckner Environmental Associates, LLC
Dr. Stuart Buckner is the President of Buckner Environmental Associates (BEA) which provides consulting services in organics management, food waste prevention and recovery, and integrated waste management solutions. Dr. Buckner also provides services for conference & exhibition planning.
Dr. Buckner’s work in organics management includes composting, anaerobic digestion, odor control, organics recycling program development, technology evaluation, and food recovery. His research has focused on composting system design, process optimization, and odor control.
Dr. Buckner has worked extensively in the public, nonprofit, and private sectors during his 30+ year professional career. For 9 years, he served as Executive Director for the US Composting Council. During his tenure, he administrated a significant increase in membership, operating budget, and fundraising as well as a successful renovation of their annual conference.
Dr. Buckner provides services for developing and managing professional conferences and exhibitions as well as workshops and training courses. He has developed and managed nearly 20 national and international conferences. For the past 7 years, Dr. Buckner has served as the Conference Chair and Program Director for the Composting and Organics Recycling Conference and Food Recovery Forum at WasteExpo. He also develops webinars on organics management and food waste topics and serves as the Organics Editor for Waste360.