Danielle Waterfield, Assistant Counsel and Director of Government Relations - Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI)
Danielle is the Assistant Counsel and Director of Government Relations at the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries, Inc., a non-profit trade association representing the sophisticated, capital-intensive scrap recycling industry. She is the director of state legislative policy programs for the association, coordinating the industry’s policy efforts at the state and local level in collaboration with the industry’s 21 state chapters to ensure the recycling industry's state public policy program ensuring strategies result in positive public policy atmospheres at the state and local level of government, including fostering and developing relationships and outreach strategies with elected officials and their respective national organizations such as the National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL) to ensure development of a strong, national, and third-party validator network. Danielle is also the lead staff person for ISRI in several areas of federal and state public policy issues, including the issue of metals theft at the state and local level, as well as assistant in-house counsel for ISRI.
Danielle has more than 20 years of vast legal and legislative experience in the public policy and private sectors. She has worked as legislative floor staff for the United States Senate, and a legislative/legal assistant for the Washington, D.C. office of an international law firm prior to transitioning into the non-profit sector, where she has served in both a legislative and legal capacity. She most recently held the title of Chief Operations Officer for a small trade association representing automotive dismantlers before taking on the challenging role of assistant legal counsel and director of government relations for ISRI.