JOHN J. JENNINGS
FOUNDER, CEO & CHAIRMAN, WASTE PRO USA, LONGWOOD
Jennings’ father was a garbage man in Long Island, and Jennings says he has been “fascinated by the industry” since his childhood. He founded Waste Pro, which has 4,000 employees, in 2001. Early in his career, Jennings worked as a trader/analyst on the New York Stock Exchange, where he says he learned a lot about business first-hand. In 1992, he founded Jennings Environmental Services, the largest privately owned waste disposal company in Central Florida.
|EDUCATION||St. Johns University (BS, MBA), New York Institute of Finance (chartered investment analysis degree)|
|ALTERNATE CAREER?||I can’t imagine myself doing anything else. My father was a garbage man, and for my entire life, I wanted to follow in his footsteps. Garbage is in my blood.|
|PHILANTHROPIC PASSION||Holy Cross High School in Long Island, N.Y., and Boys & Girls Clubs across the Southeast|