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Mayor Greg Fischer Newsroom

Louisville Native Named Director of Solid Waste Management Services

Monday July 7, 2003

Mayor Jerry Abramson has named a Louisville native and an experienced solid waste manager as director of Solid Waste Management Services for Louisville Metro Government.

Keith S. Hackett, 33, replaces Leonard Butler, who retired June 30.
“Keith brings a great combination of experience and enthusiasm to the management of solid waste in our community,” Abramson said. “I’m counting on his leadership to improve the quality and efficiency of our solid waste services.”

Hackett, a graduate of Male High School, holds a Bachelor’s of Science degree in solid and hazardous waste management from Ball State University.

His solid waste management experience includes serving as operations supervisor at the Outer Loop Recycling and Disposal Facility in Louisville and interim operations manager at Milam Recycling and Disposal Facility in East St. Louis, Illinois.

Hackett has most recently served as director of the Thurmond Coleman Sr. Family Life Center at the First Baptist Church of Jeffersontown and as project coordinator for Black Baron Construction, a Louisville home builder.

Hackett will be paid $71,500 to oversee a department with more than 250 employees and a $23 million budget.