Waste Connection Appoints Carl D. Sparks To Its Board Of Directors

By: Mary Ann Whitney
| Published 02/20/2024


THE WOODLANDS, TX -- Waste Connections, Inc. (TSX/NYSE: WCN) ("Waste Connections" or the "Company") today announced that Carl D. Sparks has been appointed to its Board of Directors, effective March 1, 2024.

"We are very pleased to welcome Carl to our Board," said Ronald J. Mittelstaedt, President and Chief Executive Officer. "Carl is an accomplished executive and independent director with a wealth of experience in both C-suite level leadership roles and independent director positions for both public and private companies. He has intimate knowledge of mergers and acquisitions, marketing and public finance as well as unparalleled expertise with technology. Carl will be an outstanding addition to our Board."

Mr. Sparks, 56, has served as the managing partner of Interlock Partners, a venture capital firm focused on early-stage transformative investments, since 2020. Mr. Sparks has also served on the board of directors of Copart Inc. since 2021, and the board of directors of Cint Group AB since 2022. From 2016 to 2017, Mr. Sparks was the chief executive officer of Academic Partnerships, a firm that helped public universities offer their programs online. From 2011 to 2014, Mr. Sparks served as the chief executive officer of Travelocity Global. Earlier in his career, Mr. Sparks served in senior executive roles at the Gilt Groupe, including President, and before that he was the chief marketing officer of, a division of Expedia, Inc., among other senior executive roles he held there between 2004 and 2009. Mr. Sparks started his career in strategy consulting with Boston Consulting Group. Mr. Sparks previously served on the boards of directors of Dunkin' Brands Group, Inc., Avis Budget Group, where he also served as chairman of the audit committee, and Vonage. Mr. Sparks holds a bachelor's degree from Princeton University and an MBA from Harvard Business School.

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