Donald J. Smith

SVP, Operations at Waste Management

As Senior Vice President, Operations, Donald (Don) Smith is a member of WM’s senior leadership team and has responsibility for all operations in the western half of North America, including oversight of collection, disposal, recycling, and landfills. With over 33 years in the industry, Smith joined WM in 2000 and has held multiple field leadership roles including District Manager, Market Area General Manager of Central Texas, Area Vice President of South Texas and most recently, Area Vice President of the TexOma (Texas and Oklahoma) area. Prior to WM, he held leadership roles at Browning Ferris Industries, Inc. Don is a graduate of Texas State University.


  • SVP, Operations

    Current role

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