Republic Services appoints new member to its board of directors

Republic Services Inc., Phoenix, has announced that Katharine Weymouth has been appointed to its board of directors. Weymouth, who will serve on the Audit Committee as well as on the Management Development and Compensation Committee, is an executive with experience spanning several industries. Her appointment brings the board of directors to a total of 12 people.

Weymouth, 52, is currently CEO of dineXpert, a group-buying organization that works with independent restaurants. Previously, she held numerous leadership positions at The Washington Post, including publisher and CEO, from 2008 through 2014. Prior to that, she was involved in all elements of the advertising department at the Post and served as vice president of advertising. She also worked in the company's legal office, handling digital and print responsibilities, after working as a litigator in private practice. Weymouth earned a bachelor’s degree from Harvard College and graduated from Stanford Law School. She currently serves on several other public and private boards, including those of Graham Holdings, Cable One, the Philip L. Graham Fund, the Greater Washington Community Foundation and the D.C. Economic Club.

"We believe Katharine's deep understanding of how customers access and consume information, as well as her current role as CEO, will serve us well as we continue to develop our digital platform and enhance the Republic Services customer experience," Republic Services President and CEO Donald Slager says.