Meet Joel Schoening, AOR's new Marketing Chair

19 Jun 2018

I grew up in California and have called Oregon home since arriving in Eugene 20 years ago for graduate school.

After completing a Ph.D. in sociology, I taught and conducted on research in social change, democracy, and sustainable development.

For the last 10 years have worked in communications and public engagement for public infrastructure and sustainability programs. I ride bicycles to relax. My spouse and I live in NE Portland.

I’m excited to be the Marketing Chair for the Association of Oregon Recyclers. In this position I will support the marketing of AOR programs and benefits to members and potential members.

I also want to help AOR adapt its communications work to the ongoing changes in global recycling markets. These changes bring big challenges. They also bring significant opportunities to educate the public and policy-makers about the critical work that AOR’s members do to provide recycling services, and to advocate for the changes required to ensure that Oregon remains a leader in materials recycling and reuse.