Alexandria, VA – The Mattress Recycling Council (MRC) has hired Amanda Wall to coordinate the communications aspects of its recycling programs in Connecticut, Rhode Island and California. MRC is a non-profit organization created by the International Sleep Products Association (ISPA) to develop and implement statewide recycling programs for these states, which each enacted mattress recycling laws in 2013.
In her new role as MRC’s Marketing and Communications Coordinator, Wall brings eight years of communications experience to MRC, having worked with various public relations agencies, the YMCA of Metropolitan Dallas and Texas State Senator Jane Nelson’s district office. Most recently, she served as an Account Executive at Cooksey Communications in Irving, Texas, where she was responsible for public education and outreach activities for various issues, such as transportation, energy and water conservation, as well as corporate communications and brand management for Dallas-Fort Worth area businesses. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Journalism – Public Relations from the University of North Texas and a Master of Public Affairs from the University of Texas at Dallas.
“We are delighted to have a seasoned public relations professional like Amanda join the MRC team,” said Ryan Trainer, president of both MRC and ISPA. “As we develop and implement the state mattress recycling programs, we will rely on her strengths in media relations, communication strategy and consumer marketing to raise awareness of mattress recycling and encourage public engagement in the programs.”
Mattress recycling programs will launch in early 2015 in Connecticut and in early 2016 in Rhode Island and California. For more information about MRC implementation activities and the latest developments in mattress recycling, visit www.mattressrecyclingcouncil.org.