About Jason Chan
Jason Chan is the Director Planning and Development for Waste Management. He started with Waste Management in 2007 in Kansas as a District Manager in Post-Collections overseeing multiple landfills and transfer stations and moved to Denver in 2009 for a similar role as a Senior District Manager. He most recently was the General Manager Energy Services for WM’s operations in multiple basins in the western United States before moving into his current role. Before that he worked as the Landfill Superintendent for the City of Sioux Falls, and as a Hydrogeologist for the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency. In 2013, he became the Director Energy Services upstarting the Energy Services LOB for the Four Corners Area and moved into the General Manager Energy Services role in 2019 overseeing the Energy Services operations in the multiple plays within the Four Corners Area, including the Eagle Ford, Niobrara, and Permian Basins. He has been employed in waste industry for over 25 years and has vast experience in the oil and gas industry, as well as, the solid waste industry, including environmental management, marketing, transportation logistics, economics, risk management, land management, project finance, engineering, permitting, disposal, liability reduction, and indemnification. Mr. Chan serves on the board for the Colorado Oil and Gas Association and has also served on the board for the Colorado Solid Waste Association of America, and as a board member for the Plains Conservation Center. He enjoys various outdoor activities and spending time with his wife Sheila, and their two children.
Panelist Profile | Q&A with Jason
lease provide additional resources (readings, articles, links, etc.) for your session topic.
Have you attended The Energy Summit before? As a guest or panelist?
Yes, as a guest. I am also on the COGA Board.
What brings you back? – AND/OR - What are you looking forward to at this year’s Energy Summit (aside from your session)?
Have been attending for multiple years. Networking, industry updates, and many others.
What made you decide to join us at this 34th Annual Energy Summit conference to participate on this panel?
People and culture are the backbone of WM, and the need to focus on these areas is more important now than ever before.
Why do you think your panel topic is critical in the oil and natural gas industry at this time?
There is a general misconception in the US right now, and we need to have great people work at places that offer a great culture with diversity and inclusion.
How would you recommend that someone stays current on these issues, if they are interested or want to know more?
Attend the Energy Summit, and be involved in your company!
What is your personal favorite story about, or characteristic of the Colorado oil and natural gas community and those who work in it?
The people! How many of the people in this industry not only do their jobs, but care about CO, the communities that they live in, and the people they live around.
Any great books or binge-worthy shows to recommend?
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