Keynote Session

CEO Roundtable Keynote Session

Monday, September 25, 2017
11:45 – 12:45
Convention Center

Introduction by Michael Hoffman, Managing Director, Stifel, Baltimore

Michael Hoffman

Michael E. Hoffman joined Stifel in 2014. Based out of the Baltimore office, Michael is a managing director in the diversified industrials sector, covering environmentals. His past awards include ranking #2 in pollution control from Institutional Investor, Greenwich Associates, and Reuters. Mr. Hoffman has been an analyst for more than 28 years. He has been a director of research, president, chief operating officer of a broker-dealer, deputy director of research, head of fixed income research and group head of diversified industrial research, and head of global value research. Mr. Hoffman earned a Bachelor’s degree from Widener University and an M.B.A. from the Johnson School at Cornell University.


Jim Fish, President and Chief Executive Officer, Waste Management

Jim Fish

James (Jim) Fish, Jr., is president and chief executive officer for Waste Management. He is also a member of the Board of Directors. Prior to becoming CFO in 2012 and president and CFO in July 2016, he held several key positions with the company, including senior vice president for the company’s Eastern Group, area vice president for Pennsylvania and West Virginia, market area general manager for Massachusetts and Rhode Island, vice president of Price Management and director of financial Planning and Analysis. He joined Waste Management in 2001. Mr. Fish earned a Bachelor’s degree in accounting from Arizona State University and a Master’s in Business Administration in finance from the University of Chicago. He also is a Certified Public Accountant. Before joining Waste Management, Mr. Fish held finance and revenue management positions at Westex, a Yellow-Roadway subsidiary; Trans World Airlines and America West Airlines. He began his professional career at KPMG Peat Marwick.

Steve Jones, Chief Executive Officer, Covanta Holding Corporation

Steve Jones

Steve Jones has been the chief executive officer and president of Covanta Holding Corporation since January 2015. He served as senior vice president and associate general counsel of Air Products & Chemicals, Inc., and served as its China president of strategic development. Mr. Jones served as senior vice president, general counsel, secretary and general manager of Tonnage Gases, Equipment and Energy and China President at Air Products Singapore Pte. Ltd. since 2007. He served as the vice president and general manager of Industrial Chemicals Division for Air Products & Chemicals Inc. since 2003. He had been responsible for the methylamines, higher amines and polyurethane intermediates businesses on a global basis. He joined Air Products as a lawyer in 1992 and served in the law group for several years. He served Air Products Energy and Process Industries Division as California area manager for Tonnage Gases, where he was responsible for its hydrogen activities on the West Coast. He has been a director at Covanta Holding Corporation since March 2015. He received a Bachelor’s degree in economics from Bloomsburg University, an M.B.A. with a concentration in finance from Temple University and a law degree in 1989 from the University of Pennsylvania. In 2007 he attended the Insead Advanced Management Program in Fontainebleau, France.

Gustavo Coria, CEO, La Coordinación Ecológica Área Metropolitana Sociedad del Estado (CEAMSE)

Gustavo Coria

Gustavo Coria is president of CEAMSE since 2016. (Coordinación Ecológica Área Metropolitana Sociedad del Estado/ Buenos Aires/ Argentina). He served as vice president of the same company from 2013 to 2016. CEAMSE is a public company that is in charge of the treatment and final disposal of 16,000 tons of waste that are daily generated in the Metropolitan Area of Buenos Aires. From 2010 to 2013 he served as Chief of Cabinet of the Undersecretary of Urban Hygiene in the Ministry of Environment and Public Space of the Autonomous City of Buenos Aires. Mr. Coria earned a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science from the Catholic University of Cordoba (Argentina) He also attended Intensive National Defense Studies in the National Defense School, and obtained a Master’s in in Political Journalism (University SXXI- Argentina) and a Postgraduate in Political Marketing from the University of Salvador (Argentina).