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MEDIA

WEAR - DONATE - RECYCLE

Mary Batson
Operations Manager
Robert Elliot
Finance
Angela Betancourt
Media & Public Relations
Robert Elliot

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Mary Batson

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Mary has Over 30 years experience at the C level providing day to day operations and support for the publishing and entertainment organizations. She also has played Instrumental roles in the IPO of a private company to public and has worked with such notable companies as Citi Group and Chicken Soup for the Soul. 

Angela Betancourt

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Angela Betancourt is a global communications professional with over 12 years of experience developing, managing, and executing comprehensive, multicultural and integrated communication campaigns and strategies within the U.S. and international markets. She is the Founder and CEO of the Betancourt Group, a full-service communications and business advisory firm for positive environmental and social impact. With her deep understanding of media relations, Angela has helped her clients secure features in U.S. media platforms such as Entrepreneur Magazine, New York Post, Inc., Forbes, National Geographic, and Good Morning America, as well as hundreds of regional, trade, and international publications. Angela holds a Masters degree in Global Strategic Communications from Georgetown University in Washington, DC and a Bachelors degree in Public Relations from Barry University in Miami Shores, Florida. She was a 2018 Summer Fellow for the prestigious Georgetown University-Santander Bank Partnership on Social Economy. She is also certified in both market systems development and monitoring and evaluation methods. Angela is a proud member of the United States Air Force Reserve.

ACBO Team

Farrell Williams
Director of Memberships
Dylan Fisher
Marketing/Development, MP
Ted Fisher
Senior Advisor
Farrell Williams

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With over a decade of experience accelerating business growth and developing new markets. Committed to uncovering creative solutions that balance the needs and expectations of clients without compromising hotel profits. Passionate about obtaining customer feedback in order to innovate new ways to improve the guest experience.


Representing the five-star Four Seasons Hotel in San Francisco; qualifying, negotiating, and closing group business from various geographic and vertical markets. Additional experience with Starwood's San Francisco Multi-Property Team in an expanded sales capacity; procuring large-scale citywide contracts for four of their premier properties. Eight years of experience working in the dynamic New York City hospitality market, representing two of the top revenue-producing properties within the Hilton Worldwide portfolio.

Dylan Fisher

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Ted Fisher

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At the helm of the ACBO is Senior Advisor Ted Fisher, a 27-year veteran and pioneer in the Textile industry, who has been featured in numerous media venues for his philanthropic recycling endeavors. (AKA "KingBin", Master of Philanthropic Recycling). Over the years, Ted has generated millions of dollars for cause related organizations and has been responsible for nearly 30 million pounds of textile waste being diverted from our landfills. Ted has worked closely with state and local governments in the implementation of regulatory ordnances, best practices, and the permitting process of bin placements. As an established author of the children's book "The Amazing Journey of Secondhand Clothes” the story of the lifecycle of donated clothes and shoes, he is educating and informing both children and adults on the massive impact secondhand clothing has on people and the planet.

 

Ted is the mastermind behind the creation of "BINNY" ACBO’s official Mascot and Ambassador of the global Wear - Donate - Recycle movement. His passion and integrity in both life and business is a true measure to the benefit of society and the preservation of the environment, it has been a driving force behind his success. Even at a young age, Ted was celebrated for the impact he had on people’s lives. At 15, he received the key to the city of Rye, N.Y. for saving the life of a high school football teammate. He carried these values into adulthood, and today he personally donates to a long list of organizations. Ted is the father of two children.

Taylor Ann
Digital Marketing
Lisa Degiacomo
Senior Executive Assistance
Diandra Muley
Creative Manager
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Diandra is a New York-based designer and graduate of Parsons the New School for Design. Her digital, print and creative design experience spans over 12 years. Her career is highlighted by extensive work with a variety of companies within various industries, such as government, food/beverage, retail, non-profit, education, and more.

Lisa Degiacomo

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Taylor Ann Fisher

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Anja Kapuszinski 
European Liaison
Binny
Mascot
Robert Balonek
Technology & Software Director
Binny

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Binny is the official Mascot and the signature figure of ABCO’s global “Wear, Donate, Recycle” movement. Binny has earned the love of kids and families throughout the Country; he makes personal appearances at program ribbon cutting ceremonies and cause related events. Binny can even show up at your school for educational recycling programs. In addition, Binny is featured in a Best Selling children's book about the recycling of unwanted clothes and shoes.

Robert Balonek

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Robert Balonek has been building websites and processes for almost ten years, while traveling the world as an operatic Baritone. His Software Engineering education is from General Assembly, and works remotely while residing in sunny Sonoma CA. www.robertbalonek.dev

Anja Kapuszinski 

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Anja Kapuszinski a bilingual German and American citizen, has been an international flight attendant for American Airlines for over 23 years. She has lived in multiple countries throughout the world. Anja has a long history of supporting global environmental initiatives and will be heading up ACBO’s German and other European expansion efforts.

ACBO Advisory Board

Edward Pellon
Technology Advisor
Michael Mongiardo
Global Real Estate Advisor
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Eddie is an Information Technology Executive with over thirty years experience supporting and running the day to day operations of an IT Consulting and Professional Service organization. Has expertise in building IT teams for major implementations and deployments.

Global Real Estate Advisor

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As the Senior Vice President, of Operations at Eminent Property Management (EPM) and Principal of its sister company, Eminent Real Estate Corporation, Michael Mongiardo, is tasked with the critical function of strategically steering the firm toward its vision.  Sitting at the helm of a company that he originally co-founded back in 2012, comes with significant demands, which he has mastered to manage over a decade in business.

EPM is the foremost leader and pioneer in the retail ancillary income segment. With a client portfolio of over 5,000 assets, EPM operates the largest recycling bin program in North America, encompassing ​45 states and 10 Canadian Provinces. The efforts of EPM’s ancillary income team have led to an international expansion of the program with operations currently underway in Europe; Germany being the flagship operation. EPMs vast portfolio includes multi-national REITs, developers, and property managers, along with smaller localized owners who are looking to add an additional income to their portfolio.

Joseph LaManna
Business Development Advisor
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Joe is the current Founder and CEO of a healthcare data analytics company called the ARxChange and is a specialist at managing large sales, marketing, and business development teams, securing and driving the acquisition of new business and profitable revenue streams, and in positioning technology companies for top and bottom-line success.


His professional pedigree includes holding senior leadership/executive positions and managing large-scale globally focused business development teams at Goldman Sachs, NYNEX/Bell Atlantic, Register.com, and DoubleClick’s TechSolutions Group.

Mr. LaManna earned his MBA from New York University’s Stern School of Business in Finance and International Business, his BA degree in Marketing and Finance from Iona College, and sits on the board of directors of several technology-oriented companies.

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Government Advisor
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Collection Advisor
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