President and CEO
Waste Management Inc.
James (Jim) Fish Jr. is president and CEO for Waste Management Inc., as well as a member of its board of directors. Prior to becoming chief financial officer in 2012 and his promotion to president in July 2016, Fish held several key positions with the company, including senior vice president for the eastern group, area vice president for Pennsylvania and West Virginia, market area general manager for Massachusetts and Rhode Island, vice president of price management, and director of financial planning and analysis. He joined Waste Management in 2001.
Before joining Waste Management, Fish held finance and revenue management positions at Westex, a Yellow-Roadway subsidiary; Trans World Airlines; and America West Airlines. He began his professional career at KPMG Peat Marwick. Fish earned a bachelor’s degree in accounting from ASU’s W. P. Carey School of Business and an MBA in finance from the University of Chicago. He is also a certified public accountant.
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