Image - Mike Sangiacomo and Dennis Wu

Past Event

Conversations with Distinguished Citizens: Recology's Mike Sangiacomo and Dennis Wu

Join us for this special program in The Commonwealth Club's series recognizing recipients of The Club's 2020 Distinguished Citizens Award. This program honors both Recology, the company, and its leadership.

Recology's mission represents a fundamental shift from traditional waste management to resource recovery, developing sustainable practices that can be implemented globally. Recology has more than 45 operating companies that provide integrated services to more than 889,000 residential customers and 112,000 commercial customers in California, Oregon and Washington. Farmers across California and Oregon use Recology organic compost for fruit, vegetables, flowers, plants and vineyards. Recology is also 100 percent employee-owned.

As Recology's president and CEO since 1980, Mike Sangiacomo has led and inspired many of the company's innovative recycling and diversion programs. Sangiacomo also serves as a director and an executive officer of Recology’s subsidiaries. He holds a B.S. degree in business administration from the University of San Francisco.

Dennis Wu, chair of Recology's Board of Directors since 2013, is one of San Francisco's best-known business executives and a long-time leader among Asian Americans in the Bay Area. Born in the Philippines of Chinese ancestry, Mr. Wu is a retired partner of Deloitte and currently the managing partner and co-founder of WuHoover, a CPA advisory firm. Mr. Wu is also a past chair of The Commonwealth Club's Board of Governors. He is a Certified Public Accountant in the state of California and received his B.S. and M.B.A. in accounting/finance from the University of California Berkeley.

Join this unique conversation with two of the Bay Area's most prominent trailblazers.


This program will be online only and to receive access to it, you must pre-register for a link to the program

Free with optional donation

September 17, 2020

United States

Image - Mike Sangiacomo

Mike Sangiacomo

President and CEO, Recology

Image - Dennis Wu

Dennis Wu

Chair, Recology Board of Directors

Image - Evelyn Dilsaver

In Conversation with Evelyn Dilsaver

Chair, Commonwealth Club Board of Governors


6–7 p.m. (Pacific Time) program