‘– Former Mayors to Lend Their Experience and Insights To Rubicon’s Smart City Solution; More Than 25 Cities Across the U.S. Leverage RUBICONSmartCity to Map to Long-Term Operational & Sustainability Goals —
Atlanta, GA (October 22, 2018) – Rubicon, a leader in providing waste, recycling, and smart city solutions to businesses and governments worldwide, today announced significant smart city and sustainability expertise was being added to its Board of Directors and Advisory Board. Former Indianapolis Mayor and internationally recognized smart city expert, Stephen Goldsmith, has joined Rubicon’s Board of Directors and former Philadelphia Mayor and sustainability policy champion, Michael Nutter, has joined Rubicon’s Advisory Board. Both roles are effective immediately.
The former mayors will work with the Rubicon executive leadership team in key advisory roles, specifically around technology adoption and the growth of Rubicon’s smart city offering. The RUBICONSmartCity platform provides comprehensive waste, recycling and community infrastructure data that enables cities to reduce operating expenses, divert waste from landfills, implement and improve recycling programs, track metrics, and work towards long-term sustainability and quality of life goals.
“We are thrilled to welcome Stephen Goldsmith to our Rubicon Board of Directors and Michael Nutter to our Advisory Board, two thought leaders who bring a wealth of smart city and sustainability experience from the crucial city and municipality point of view,” said Nate Morris, Rubicon’s Chairman and CEO. “Our Rubicon Board of Directors and Advisory Board have an experience level in sustainability, technology, and policy that is unmatched in the waste and recycling industry, and we are honored by their commitment to Rubicon and the Rubicon family.”
“Governments today are integrating data and technology to drive efficiency and respond more effectively to citizen demands around waste, recycling, and quality of life issues. RUBICONSmartCity allows city managers, department heads, IT directors, and elected officials to use the power of data to make better decisions that dramatically improve the waste and recycling results for their municipalities and its citizens,” said Michael Allegretti, Chief Public Strategy Officer for Rubicon. “The industry experience and knowledge that Mayor Goldsmith and Mayor Nutter will bring to the Rubicon family is unprecedented in the world of smart city and sustainability, and we are honored to have them join with us on our company mission to end waste.”
Today’s smartest cities are finding ways to anticipate citizen demands in advance – from public safety to social programs to waste diversion and recycling implementation.
Mr. Goldsmith was the 46th Mayor of Indianapolis, Indiana from 1992 to 2000, serving two terms for a city of nearly one million people. An early thought leader in the growing ‘smart city’ movement, Mr. Goldsmith has written nearly a dozen books and chapters on issues related to data-driven government and making technology work better, faster and cheaper in the municipal world. His books include “The Responsive City: Engaging Communities Through Data-Smart Governance” and his latest “A New City O/S: The Power of Open, Collaborative and Distributed Governance,” and his blog ‘Better Faster Cheaper’ hosted on the Governing.com site is one of the most widely read and shared blogs on smart city innovation in the world. Smart city and sustainability have been foundational elements across Mr. Goldsmith’s career, focusing on the benefits of public-private partnerships and managed competition – including serving as Deputy Mayor of New York City, with a special focus on operations. Mr. Goldsmith is currently the Daniel Paul Professor of the Practice of Government and the Director of the Innovations in American Government Program at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government.
“Throughout my career, I’ve looked to solve civic problems through data, efficiency, and performance optimization and Rubicon is a technology company that is taking smart city innovation and applying it in truly unique ways to solve the quality of life challenges we face in cities of all sizes,” said Stephen Goldsmith. “I was thrilled to be asked to be a part of the Rubicon Board of Directors, where we can exchange ideas about the future of smart cities, managing waste and recycling, and policy initiatives that are driving a more citizen-focused public service experience.”
Former Mayor Michael Nutter was the 98th Mayor of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the fifth largest U.S. city in the United States. Issues related to the environment and sustainable development were a cornerstone of the former Mayor’s administration where he created the Mayor’s Office of Sustainability during his very first term and led the development of the city’s comprehensive sustainability plan, Greenworks Philadelphia. Mr. Nutter’s recent book, “Mayor: The Best Job In Politics” dives into the collaboration and achievements that can be earned between a mayor and its citizens. Currently, Mr. Nutter serves in multiple active roles around government and civic life including respected roles as Senior Advisor at Dentons US LLP Public Policy group and a member of its Local Government Solutions team, Senior Advisor for the Bloomberg Philanthropies What Works Cities program, the David N. Dinkins Professor of Professional Practice in Urban and Public Affairs at Columbia School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA), and Senior Fellowships at the University of Chicago Harris School of Public Policy, the University of Pennsylvania School of Social Policy & Practice, and at the Harvard Kennedy School Institute of Politics.
“We only have one planet so we need to be sure that we take active roles in promoting sensible environmental policy and drive more sustainable outcomes as future generations will inherit our challenges,” said Michael Nutter. “Rubicon is an amazing company with a mission to end waste and to be a part of the Advisory Board and talk about how waste, recycling and sustainability challenges can be solved in cities large and small through technology is a fantastic opportunity. I look forward to working with the great leadership team at Rubicon.”
Rubicon is a technology company that provides waste, recycling, and smart city solutions to businesses and governments worldwide. It develops and deploys a full suite of cloud-based solutions to help its customers and network of independent waste haulers work towards more sustainable waste and recycling practices, uncover cost savings, and improve operations through data analytics. Using its proprietary technology platform, Rubicon helps its partners find economic value in their waste streams and confidently execute on their sustainability goals, always with an eye towards those solutions that have long-term economic viability. The company has over 1,000,000 service locations worldwide, is headquartered in Atlanta, GA, and has core teams in New York City and San Francisco. Rubicon is a Certified B Corporation and was named a Great Place to Work™ in 2018. Learn more at www.RubiconGlobal.com.