Form 8-K











Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): January 11, 2017



Waste Management, Inc.

(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in Charter)




Delaware   1-12154   73-1309529
(State or Other Jurisdiction of Incorporation)   (Commission File Number)   (IRS Employer Identification No.)
1001 Fannin, Houston, Texas   77002
(Address of Principal Executive Offices)   (Zip Code)

Registrant’s Telephone number, including area code: (713) 512-6200


(Former Name or Former Address, if Changed Since Last Report)



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Item 5.02. Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers.

Effective January 11, 2017, the Board of Directors of Waste Management, Inc. (the “Company”) elected Ms. Devina A. Rankin to the position of Acting Chief Financial Officer. Ms. Rankin will also retain her existing positions as the Company’s Vice President & Treasurer, and she will receive a $50,000 cash bonus in recognition of her additional responsibilities.

Ms. Rankin, age 41, has served as the Company’s Vice President and Treasurer since August 2012, having been promoted from the position of Assistant Treasurer. She joined the Company in 2002 and has held a number of corporate finance positions of increasing responsibility during her tenure. Ms. Rankin began her career at Arthur Andersen, a public accounting firm, in 1999. Ms. Rankin earned a Bachelor of Business Administration and a Master of Science degree in accounting from Texas A&M University and is a certified public accountant licensed in Texas.




Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, hereunto duly authorized.


Date: January 11, 2017     By:   /s/ Charles C. Boettcher
      Charles C. Boettcher
      Senior Vice President and Chief Legal Officer