LCSWMA Structure

A corporate and political body organized under the Municipal Authorities Act of 1945 of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, LCSWMA manages the design, financing, construction and operation of Lancaster County’s Integrated System.

Lancaster County’s commissioners appoint LCSWMA’s nine-member board of directors. LCSWMA’s Executive Team oversee the operations, finance, technical services, energy administration, capital projects and business development for the organization. The organization holds no taxing powers and receives no government backing of its debt. Its primary source of revenue is waste disposal (“tipping”) fees, as well as revenue from the generation of renewable energy and related products.

Board of Directors

  • John A. BlowersJohn Blowers

    Mr. Blowers was appointed to the Board of Directors in 2021. He is the Chief Operating Officer for Martin’s Flooring, Inc., serving as the senior executive responsible for profit and loss (P&L) management reporting. Mr. Blowers also serves as a Township Supervisor in East Lampeter Township; a position he has held since 2012. From 2014 – 2016, Mr. Blowers chaired the Board of Supervisors. He is a past chairman of the Lancaster Inter Municipal Committee, as well as a past member of the Lancaster County Planning Commission. Mr. Blowers has been involved with a variety of community organizations, including St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Church, the Hourglass Foundation, and the Historic Preservation Trust of Lancaster County. He holds a B.S. in Business Administration and Marketing from Bloomsburg University, as well as an M.A. in Political Science from Villanova University.

  • Mike Brubaker Profile PhotoMichael Brubaker, Chair


    Mr. Brubaker, Co-Founder and Managing Partner of Principled Strategies, a consulting and advisory services company which he founded alongside his son, Chris Brubaker, was appointed to the LCSWMA Board of Directors in 2015. He has extensive international business experience in addition to meaningful relationships at the local, state, and federal levels. Mr. Brubaker is a former State Senator (2006-2014); and during his tenure he chaired the Senate Finance Committee and the International Relations Committee within the Council of State Governments organization as well as served on the Transition Teams for four Pennsylvania Governors from both political parties. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Agronomy from West Virginia University, is a graduate of the Program for Emerging Political Leaders from the University of Virginia Darden School of Business as well as the Pennsylvania Rural Leadership Program from Pennsylvania State University. Mr. Brubaker is a Toll Fellow and was recently awarded the 2020 Professional Fellows Alumni Impact Award from the US Department of State. Mr. Brubaker has numerous professional affiliations. He serves as Co-Chair of Lancaster County Hunger Coalition Initiative and is a Board Member of the following organizations: Lancaster Career and Technology Foundation, the LG / Penn Health Finance and Audit Committee, Donegal Mutual Insurance Company, PEDFA (PA Economic Development and Finance Authority), The Chesapeake Conservancy, and more.

  • Joseph Deerin Profile PhotoJoseph Deerin

    Mr. Deerin was appointed to the Board of Directors in 2012. He began his career in 1990 as a sales associate for LMS Commercial Real Estate, a company started by his father. In 1991, Mr. Deerin went to work for JMB Retail Properties Co. as the General Manager/Property Manager of shopping malls and mixed-use developments. He returned to Lancaster in July 1996 and became an Owner, President, Broker of Record and Senior Property Manager for Property Management Alternatives, Inc. dba LMS Commercial Real Estate. In January 2015, Mr. Deerin and his sister, Donna, sold Property Management Alternatives, Inc. and founded Deerin Companies. He is actively engaged in asset management of the Deerin portfolio of properties. Mr. Deerin has a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Denison University and a Master of Science in Real Estate Development from Johns Hopkins University. He holds a Real Estate Brokers License in PA, MD, DE, and WV.

  • Steve Dzurik Profile PhotoSteve Dzurik

    Mr. Dzurik was appointed to the Board of Directors in 2012. He is an Area President for Gallagher and is responsible for the Mid-Atlantic Construction Practice.  The Construction Practice is a niche within Gallagher focusing on the acquisition, growth, and service of construction and real estate clients. Mr. Dzurik works to build customized solutions to assist clients in achieving their business goals and risk management objectives. He has experience with all sizes and types of general construction, specialty construction, and real estate development firms. Mr. Dzurik is a graduate of Oral Roberts University with a BS in Chemistry, and a graduate of Regent University with a Juris Doctor. He is currently a licensed Pennsylvania Attorney. Mr. Dzurik is a member of both the Delaware Contractors Association and Washington Building Congress and previously served on the board for the Keystone Chapter of Associated Builders and Contractors.

  • Lester Houck Profile PhotoLester Houck

    Mr. Houck was appointed to the Board of Directors in 2001. He has been a member of LCSWMA’s Citizens Advisory Committee and Waste-to-Energy Location Committee. He has also served as a member of the Lancaster County Planning Commission, Lancaster County Housing, and Redevelopment Authorities. Additionally, he has served on the Board of Directors for the Lancaster County Safety Training Center for Emergency Responders and chaired the Lancaster County Digital Radio System Committee for Emergency Responders. For local government, Mr. Houck has been a Supervisor in Salisbury Township for 46 years, served as President of the Pennsylvania State Association of Township Supervisors, and Chairman for their Board of Trustees. Additionally, he has served as Secretary/Treasurer for the Lancaster County Association of Township Supervisors, having also served as President. Privately, Mr. Houck was Owner and President of the Agri Broadcasting Radio Network of Pa, and served as Trustee, Deacon, and Elder in his church.

  • R. Edward Gordon Profile PhotoR. Edward Gordon, Treasurer


    Mr. Gordon was appointed to the Board of Directors in 2003. A Certified Public Accountant, he joined Wohlsen Construction Company in 1992 and served as its Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer until his retirement in December 2020. Mr. Gordon has been involved in the community by serving on the boards of the Keystone Apprenticeship and Training Trust Fund, EDC Finance Corporation of Lancaster County, Schreiber Pediatric Rehab Center, and Goodwill Industries of Southeastern Pennsylvania. He has also served on the Development & Economic Planning Executive Leadership Team of the Lancaster City Alliance. He is a member of the Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants; Financial Executives Institute, Central PA Chapter; and the Construction Financial Management Association of Central PA. He is a graduate of Franklin & Marshall College with a B.A. degree and the Leadership Lancaster program, and is a Certified Construction Industry Financial Professional.

  • George Rettew Profile PhotoGeorge Rettew JR., Vice Chair

    Vice Chairperson

    Mr. Rettew was appointed to the board of directors in 2017. He retired as Chairman of Rettew Associates Inc in 2018. He is a proponent of business excellence and spent many years implementing business excellence principles during his leadership at Rettew Associates Inc. Mr. Rettew served as Chairman of the board of the Lancaster Chamber. He is a former board member of the South-Central Assembly for Effective Governance and the Smart Growth Coalition of Lancaster County, for which he was a founding member. He was also a former member of the board of the Lancaster County Conservancy, the Lancaster County Home Builders Association, and the Pennsylvania Builders Association. He served as chapter president and board member of the American Council of Engineering Companies of Pennsylvania and was a member of several state and national professional engineering associations. He is a current member of the Advisory Board of the Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology.

  • Scott Ulrich Profile PhotoJ. Scott Ulrich, Secretary


    Mr. Ulrich was appointed to the Board of Directors in 2011. He is a retired Certified General Real Estate Appraiser in the state of Pennsylvania with over 40 years of appraisal experience specializing in commercial, industrial, and complex residential real estate appraisals. He has taken numerous appraisal education classes throughout his career. Scott has been active in several local organizations and committees over the years. He is a past president of the Lancaster County Association of Realtors and a past member of the Board of Directors of the Building Industry Association of Lancaster County. Scott is also a past member of the Lancaster County Planning Commission and Manor Township Zoning Hearing Board. He currently serves on the Lancaster County Board of Assessment Appeals and is a long-time member and past president of AMBUCS. Scott holds a Bachelor of Science Degree from Penn State University with a major in Real Estate. Scott has taught Real Estate and Appraisal courses for the Lancaster County Association of Realtors, Real Estate School, and Penn State University.

  • Karen Weibel Profile PhotoKaren Weibel

    Ms. Weibel was appointed to the Board of Directors in 2009 and has served in several leadership positions. Prior to joining the Board, Ms. Weibel was a member of LCSWMA’s Citizens Advisory Committee. She has served in both elected and appointed positions in the Borough of Lititz for more than 25 years. She has been a member of the Steering Committee of the Lititz-Warwick Joint Strategic Comprehensive Plan since its 1998 inception. She has also served on numerous Lancaster County Planning Commission committees. An advocate for adult literacy, Ms. Weibel has been active with The Literacy Council of Lancaster-Lebanon for over two decades, serving as tutor, Board member, and advisor. She served on the Board of the Lancaster Housing Opportunity Partnership and continues as a member of its Coalition for Sustainable Housing. A graduate of the Lancaster County Master Planner course and Leadership Lancaster, Karen earned a BFA from the University of Rhode Island.

Board Meeting Schedule and Minutes

To view approved minutes from a particular meeting, click on the date to download a PDF.

2021 Meetings

January 15 — CANCELLED
February 19 — Virtual meeting due to COVID-19. Email for the meeting link.
March 19 — Virtual meeting due to COVID-19. Email for the meeting link.
April 16 — CANCELLED
May 21
June 18
July 16
August 20
September 17
October 15
November 19
December 17

2020 Meetings

  • January 18 – Cancelled
  • February 15
  • March 15 – Cancelled
  • April 19
  • May 17
  • June 21
  • July 19 – Cancelled
  • August 16 – Location changed to Residence Inn by Marriott (1450 Harrisburg Pike)
  • September 20 – Cancelled
  • October 18– Location changed to Residence Inn by Marriott (1450 Harrisburg Pike)
  • November 15 – Location changed to Residence Inn by Marriott (1450 Harrisburg Pike)
  • December 20 – Location changed to Residence Inn by Marriott (1450 Harrisburg Pike)

LCSWMA schedules monthly Board of Director’s meetings at the beginning of each year. Meetings may be cancelled when management has minimal business to come before the Board.

At a minimum, the Board will meet every other month. Cancellations are less frequent from August through December, due to a traditionally heavy business schedule. Meetings are normally held at our main office on the 3rd Friday of the month, starting at 7:30am. However, exceptions may occur at times.

For minutes not listed online, contact LCSWMA’s Open Records Officer to request a copy. Click here for our Access to Public Records Notice.

Executive Team

  • Robert Zorbaugh Profile PhotoRobert Zorbaugh, CEO

    Chief Executive Officer

    Robert (Bob) has held the position of Chief Executive Officer since January 2019. From August 2018 until December 2018, Bob served alongside Jim Warner as Co-CEO until Jim’s retirement in December. Previously, Bob held the position of Chief Operating Officer for eight years. He planned and managed all operational activities for LCSWMA, including safety, compliance and waste screening programs, in order to ensure the organization can offer long-term stability and fair value services to the community through its financial strength. Bob also directed all facilities management, capital projects and technical services activities. Bob served in various management positions for LCSWMA since his start in 1990. He holds a B.S. in Geo-Environmental Science from Shippensburg University, as well as operational certifications from the Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA).

  • Thomas Adams profile photoThomas Adams, COO

    Chief Operating Officer

    Thomas (Tom) oversees all operational activities including facilities management and upgrades, and system-wide transportation. He also leads the business and service strategy of LCSWMA by managing the organization’s revenue profile and planning for long-term capacity needs, so LCSWMA can optimize its assets and contribute to the economic growth of the community. Finally, Tom oversees LCSWMA’s CAPEX projects and initiatives. Prior to this role, Tom served in various leadership positions for LCSWMA since his start in 2005. He holds a B.A. in Geo-Environmental Studies from Millersville University and an MBA from Elizabethtown College.

  • Headshot of LCSWMA's Chief Business Development Officer Michelle Marsh.Michelle Marsh, CBCO

    Chief Business & Compliance Officer

    Michelle provides strategic direction for identifying and pursuing necessary resources to support the varied projects, initiatives, and business endeavors established by LCSWMA, including securing grant opportunities to fund new corporate ventures. She is responsible for oversight of LCSWMA’s renewable energy portfolio, real estate strategy, safety program, environmental compliance, recycling, and technical services. She holds a B.S. in Environmental Science from Muhlenberg College and is currently working towards an M.S. in Strategic Leadership from Elizabethtown College. Prior to this role, Michelle held various business development positions since her start in 2007.

  • Headshot of Dan YoungsDaniel Youngs, CFO

    Chief Financial Officer

    Daniel (Dan) is accountable for preserving and growing LCSWMA’s assets by directing all the financial and information technology activities of the organization. As CFO, Dan oversees reporting, the fiscal planning and accounting cycles, treasury and risk management as well as LCSWMA’s technology infrastructure. Dan also contributes to the development of organization strategy, focusing on the highest value opportunities for our assets. Finally, Dan oversees LCSWMA’s human resources and employee relations strategy and programming. Prior to joining LCSWMA, Dan was a Controller for White Oak Mills, Inc. and held financial and operations positions in other companies including a large mechanical contractor. He holds a B.S. in Accounting with second major in Business Administration from Lebanon Valley College and an MBA from Lebanon Valley College.

  • Alex Henderson Profile PhotoAlexander Henderson III, Esquire, General Counsel

    General Counsel

    Alexander (Alex) has served as the Authority’s General Counsel since January 2017. Prior to this role, Alex was partner in a private law firm serving as the Authority’s independent legal counsel. Alex has been involved in the legal aspects of the significant projects and activities of the Authority over the last three decades. Beginning in 2006, he served as the lead attorney for the Authority. As General Counsel, Alex represents, or supervises the representation of, the Authority in all legal matters. Alex is responsible to plan, organize, manage, budget for, direct, staff and control the legal work of the Authority, reporting to the Board of Directors and the CEO on the legal matters of the Authority. Alex holds a B.A. in Political Science and Economics from Swarthmore College and a J.D. from New York University School of Law. He is admitted to practice law before the courts of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the United States District Courts for the Eastern and Middle Districts of Pennsylvania.

Citizens Advisory Committee

The purpose of LCSWMA’s Citizens Advisory Committee (CAC) is to share information and allow feedback from CAC members on LCSWMA projects and initiatives on a bi-annual basis. The County Commissioners appoint members to the CAC and include representatives from municipalities where each of LCSWMA’s facilities are located.

2021 Meeting Dates 

  • Wednesday, March 10
  • Wednesday, November 3

2021 CAC Members

  • Daniel Becker
  • Christopher Buck
  • Mark Harris
  • Allan Herr
  • Trudy Johnston
  • Jeremy Kiehl
  • Michelle Mathason
  • Phil Mellott
  • Steve Mohr
  • Kirsten Peachey
  • Deborah Proffitt
  • John Spear
  • Mary Wickenheiser
  • Carolyn Witwer