Keep America Beautiful (KAB), Stamford, Conn., has named Barry Caldwell as its new chairman. Caldwell is the senior vice president of government affairs and corporate communications for Houston-based Waste Management.

“The leadership he has provided as our board representative of Waste Management has been vital to our organization in achieving its mission of creating cleaner, greener, more beautiful communities across America,” said G. Raymond Empson, president of KAB, in a press release.