Portable Sanitation Association International

Association Insight Dec 01 2021

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3 I PSAI Association Insight, December 1, 2021 While also having similar challenges to yours in overcoming such large service territories, extreme weather conditions, as well as economic challenges throughout the years. I have continuously strived to build lasting relationships with our clients, our vendors, and our educational partners. I feel that in this pursuit I have developed the skills and vision to lead the PSAI on the educational front. I know that it is by the collective efforts and input of our members that PSAI will truly lead, define, and expand the uniform industry standard that is needed to stay ahead of evolving practices. Chris McCarthy Mr. John of Pittsburgh As the President of Mr. John of Pittsburgh and an industry veteran with 27 years of experience, I'm pleased to run for the PSAI Board as a next step in leadership. Through executing and advancing the organization's vision, mission, and strategic plan, I am confident that I can foster growth for the PSAI and its members. I would approach this role with three goals in mind: to create value for members by improving industry standards and cultivating portable sanitation best practices; support members' success by increasing business tools and resources; and to improve member engagement through inclusivity, with a Get Out the Vote: Board of Directors Voting Is Open! (continued from page 1) focus on the next generation of portable sanitation leaders. Over the course of my career, I've attended an estimated 40 PSAI events, facilitated countless round tables, and led discussions as a panelist. I have served on committees including: Image & Education, Standards & Industry Guidance, and Finance & Audit. Furthering my leadership experience, I chaired 2009 PSAI Nuts & Bolts, participated in the 2012 Strategic Planning Meeting, and shadowed the Board in two international meetings. The PSAI has contributed to my personal and professional development through education, friendship, collaboration, and mentoring and I hope to give back by sharing these opportunities with others. Jason Odom Texas Disposal Systems In 2003 I began my career with Pot O Gold in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Over the years I worked through several major hurricanes. I learned that a strong routed business gives a portable toilets company the ability to work at large special events and disaster related mishaps throughout the country. In 2008 my career took me to Houston, Texas, where I had a great career working at Texas Outhouse. I helped build the company to a state-of-the-art facility and onsite wastewater treatment plant. I now Get to know the candidates. You can watch a recording of last month's Nominee Forum here: Read bios for each candidate below. Operator Candidates (2 Board Spots) Shelby Johansen Rent-A-Can Toilet Co. As the owner and operator of Rent-A- Can Toilet Co. in Eagle River, Alaska, I have invested over 20 years to our industry. I became a PSAI Member as a result of seeking out ways to expand our company's education in our office, with our service techs, and within our shop. In every facet we continue to strive to give the best experience possible to our clients while maintaining a healthy work environment. Working in Alaska gives me a unique viewpoint in our industry due to the remoteness from the lower 48 states. (continued on page 7)

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