For the past four years, Operations Manager Misti A. has learned a lot about our industry by taking on new responsibilities in a variety of roles across the Company. She started her career as a Customer Experience Supervisor in the Charlotte CRC. Her manager saw something in her — a true passion for serving our customers. As a result, she was invited to participate in Republic’s leadership training program, and from there Misti accepted an Operations Manager position in Waycross, GA. She relocated to Georgia at the end of March.
“I work for the leading recycling and waste services provider in the country,” Misti tells friends when they ask what she does for a living. “I lead a group of individuals who are dedicated to our customers and to Republic’s values. I feel very blessed to work for Republic Services.”
Misti’s favorite part of her job is making a difference with the drivers as it relates to their job satisfaction, their routes and most importantly their safety.
When asked, Misti said she has had many inspiring and supportive leaders at Republic, but two stand out to her – Lakisha A., Charlotte CRC Manager, and Brady L., Mid-Atlantic Director of Operations.
Personally, Misti’s mom played an influential role in her life growing up. Her mom worked hard to eventually own two successful businesses. It’s easy to see where Misti gets her work ethic.
“She always pushed me and supported me, no matter what path I chose,” said Misti. “She has always told me that I can do anything I set my mind to. She is an inspiration and a true testament to hard work and to loving what you do.”
When Misti is not at work, she loves spending time with her family, playing golf and tennis, and creating home décor.
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