H. Wayne Huizenga – co-founded Waste Management

H. Wayne Huizenga

Wayne Huizenga co-founded Waste Management, Inc. in 1971 and served as its president, chief operating officer, and director before retiring from the company in 1984.  He also founded Republic Services, Inc., served as its chairman, and now sits on the company’s board.  Today, he is the owner and chairman of Huizenga Holdings, Inc., a private money management firm, owner of the NFL’s Miami Dolphins, and sits on boards of several publicly-traded companies.  Huizenga has received numerous awards for his entrepreneurial spirit, philanthropy, and dedication to the community.