Sean Jennings has been elected president of Waste Pro USA by the company’s board of directors. Waste Pro is the third largest privately-owned waste company in the United States.
A third-generation garbage man, Sean Jennings is the son of Waste Pro Founder, CEO and Chairman John Jennings. Growing up, Sean was involved in every aspect of the business during summer vacations. Following graduation from the University of Alabama, where he majored in economics and finance, Sean spent a year working in collection and landfill disposal in Costa Rica.
Upon his return to the U.S., he spent a year in operations and landfill construction in Georgia and Mississippi. In 2014, Sean became the division manager for the Tampa-Clearwater area and then assumed management of the Bradenton-Sarasota Division in 2016, building compressed natural gas and recycling facilities to meet the needs of Manatee County’s seven-year contract extension. Sean is very proud of his local team, which has been Waste Pro’s highest performing division for 2017 and 2018.
In addition to his promotion as president, Sean serves as corporate secretary as well as serving on different community boards.
“Sean has demonstrated a keen understanding of communication as well as the financial and operational aspects of our business,” said John Jennings in a statement. “He was instrumental in introducing the millennial outlook to our culture and is proud of the accomplishments of his fellow Young Leaders Initiative, which has produced several under 35-year-old division managers.”
“I’m very honored to be named president and am eager to work with the outstanding Waste Pro team across our footprint. As an industry, our future is bright, and I am very thankful to be a part of it,” said Sean Jennings in a statement.