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Elizabeth Joy Grahek

Elizabeth Joy Grahek, Executive Vice-President, Strategic Initiatives

Joy has been our Executive Vice President, Strategic Initiatives since October 2018. She joined GFL as Vice President, Legal in March of 2011, became General Counsel in May 2014 and Executive Vice President in April 2017. She has an LL.B from the University of Toronto and has practiced law since her call to the bar in 1983, initially in private practice with a small boutique firm in Hamilton, Ontario and since 1997 primarily as in-house counsel for publicly traded and private companies in the waste management sector including as General Counsel of Capital Environmental Resource Inc. from 1998 to 1999 and as Associate General Counsel at Waste Services Inc. (WSI), the successor to Capital Environmental from 2003 until 2010, where she was responsible for all commercial and legal compliance matters affecting the company’s waste management operations including acquisitions and divestitures, contract and employment matters and worked with WSI’s General Counsel on financings and securities matters. In November 2016, Joy was recognized as one of Canada’s Top 100 Most Powerful Women of 2016.