Ken Haldin is an independent public affairs/communications strategist and former director of communications & community relations for Waste Management, the nation’s largest environmental services and residential recycling company, where he was responsible for public affairs-related communications including sustainability, recycling, green technologies, organics processing and renewables.
Previously Haldin was an independent senior counselor affiliated with MSL Group, a global public relations agency. He also served as vice president – corporate communications for Georgia Pacific Corp., the global consumer paper products, packaging and building materials manufacturer. His leadership work there included significant environmental policy and practice communications as well as interactions with leading NGOs.
Earlier in his career, Haldin was a print journalist for the Los Angeles Times and others. A Miami native, Haldin graduated from the University of Florida with a major in journalism.
Haldin, his wife and son have resided in Atlanta for 24 years and have been property owners of St. John since 2003. He has lived part-time in the U.S. Virgin Islands since 2012. Their son is currently a senior at Ohio University.
Professional, community & civic Involvement:
- Piedmont Park Conservancy – Board of Directors, Executive Committee (2013-present)
- Metro Atlanta Chamber – Clean Tech Leadership Council (2012-15); Atlanta Public Schools Education Committee and Communications Advisory Board (2005-09); and Global Commerce Council (2009)
- International Economic Development Council – Annual Conference Host Committee, Atlanta (2008)
- Arts Leaders of Metro Atlanta – Metro Atlanta Arts & Culture Coalition (2008)
- City of Atlanta / Brand Atlanta Campaign – a public-private partnership – Director of Communications (2006-08); Chairman, Communications Committee (2006)
- Rebuilding Together – non-profit renovator of homes for economically disadvantaged – Board of Directors (2001-06)
- Vice President’s Forum (Corporate Communications) – Member (2001-06)
- Southern Institute for Business & Professional Ethics – Board of Governors, Member (2001-06)