2023-07-18 01:42News

Committed to Community: Sue Ahearn

Casella Community Engagement Enthusiast Sue Ahearn

Administrative Office Specialist Sue Ahearn has always made giving back to her local community a top priority. An exemplary model of a service-first mindset, Ahearn has dedicated over 400 volunteer hours since 2021 in support of non-profit organizations throughout Vermont and plans to continue to embrace the community engagement-oriented culture Casella provides.

Tell us about your role and experience at Casella...

I am in my seventeenth year at Casella! I have worked with a variety of departments from Human Resources and Customer Care, to Marketing and currently Operations.

What are some important lessons you’ve learned throughout your career?

I have always tried to be a good listener, be honest, have a positive attitude, be kind to others, be a team player, and have a sense of humor. Having an environment that has laughter makes everyone feel better and is more enjoyable.

What inspired you to become such an involved member of your local community?

I have always been involved with various community opportunities because I want to give back. Casella supports that and helps give me that opportunity. So many people and organizations do so much to help people that it just inspires me. There is a great need to help others.

What inspired you to become such an involved member of your local community?

I am involved with St. Peter Church in Rutland, VT where I Chair the Parish Council and participate in the Liturgy Committee. I am on the Event Leadership Team for Making Strides Against Breast Cancer of Southern Vermont, helping to coordinate fundraisers for the local chapter, and the co-leader of the Casella Making Strides team. I am a supporter and volunteer for both the Men’s and Women’s Dismas House in Rutland, VT, a shelter and support to men and women making the difficult transition from incarceration to new lives. I particularly enjoy coordinating with other volunteers to provide meals for both houses each month. And when I was a reading mentor with Everybody Wins Vermont, I was able to connect with a third-grader who was looking for extra help and had fun while we were together.

How has Casella helped foster and support your desire to help others?

Community engagement is a part of our company mission. Casella has sponsored and supported various causes that I am involved with, such as Making Strides Against Breast Cancer, as well as specialty volunteer events and activities, including local holiday donation drives and flu shot clinics.  


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About Casella Waste Systems, Inc.

Casella Waste Systems, Inc., headquartered in Rutland, Vermont, is the Northeast’s largest recycler and most experienced fully integrated resource management company. Founded in 1975 as a single truck collection service, Casella has grown its operations to provide solid waste collection and disposal, transfer, recycling, and organics services to more than 900,000 residential, commercial, municipal, institutional, and industrial customers throughout the Northeast, and professional resource management services to over 10,000 customer locations in more than 40 states.


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