Harris W. Hudson
Harris Hudson entered the waste business in 1964 as a helper on the back of a truck for Southern Sanitation. When Southern Sanitation merged into the original Waste Management, Inc. in 1972, Hudson became instrumental in acquisitions and operations. Today, he is the vice-chairman of Republic Services, Inc. and chairman of Hudson Capital Management. He was honored with the Safety Leadership Award by Hartford Insurance Co. for implementing a safety and accident prevention program in Southern Florida in the 1980s. He has played a significant role in building the Wayne Huizenga Graduate School of Business and Entrepreneurship.