Tanisha A. Sanders is the Director of Government Affairs and Communications of the Michigan, Ohio and Indiana area for Waste Management. She is responsible for fostering key external relationships, leading the company’s efforts to influence policy and managing all internal and external communications. Prior to joining Waste Management, Sanders served as Senior Director of Global Government Relations for Kellogg Company, where she advanced policy priorities at the state and federal level and led the company’s North American Economic Incentive and Public Affairs team. Her professional background also includes positions as the Senior Manager of State Government Relations for Covanta Energy and Chief of Staff to the Chairman of the Michigan House Insurance Committee. Sanders holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science, Pre- Law from Michigan State University and a Master’s degree in Public Administration, with an emphasis in state and local government from Western Michigan University.