James C. Fish, Jr.

President & CEO at Waste Management

James (Jim) Fish, Jr. is president and chief executive officer for Waste Management. He is also a member of the Board of Directors.

Prior to becoming CFO in 2012 and President and CFO in July 2016, he held several key positions with the Company, including Senior Vice President for the Company’s Eastern Group, Area Vice President for Pennsylvania and West Virginia, Market Area General Manager for Massachusetts and Rhode Island, Vice President of Price Management and Director of Financial Planning and Analysis. He joined Waste Management in 2001.

Fish earned a Bachelor of Science in accounting from Arizona State University and an MBA in finance from the University of Chicago. He is also a Certified Public Accountant.

Before joining Waste Management, Fish held finance and revenue management positions at Westex, a Yellow-Roadway subsidiary; Trans World Airlines; and America West Airlines. He began his professional career at KPMG Peat Marwick.



  • President & CEO

    Current role