Advanced Disposal CEO Charlie Appleby Speaks to The Florida Leadership Academy at the University of Florida
Talk at Alma Mater Highlights Strong Career Paths in Environmental Services Industry
PONTE VEDRA, Fla.
Advanced Disposal Chairman and CEO Charlie Appleby was a recent guest speaker at The Florida Leadership Academy at the University of Florida. His presentation focused on his perceptions of career, life and leadership as well as his personal career in building the largest privately-owned integrated, environmental services company in the U.S., Advanced Disposal .
“Some of my favorite days away from the office are those when I can go back to the classroom and visit with young, motivated students – an extra plus if it means a trip to my old stomping grounds at the University of Florida,” said Appleby. “It’s important to me personally to give back and shed some light on the true opportunities in the environmental services industry and the incredible leadership lessons it taught me. It’s an industry with great potential for creative minds to lead the future.”
The Florida Leadership Academy is part of the University of Florida’s Warrington College of Business and provides the college’s top sophomores with professional development opportunities with the goal of preparing them for leadership positions in society's most important institutions; education, corporate, not-for-profit, and governmental.
Horace Tucker, program director of Florida Leadership Academy, invited Appleby to speak to two classes. Tucker and Appleby served together in the Florida National Guard for many years. Appleby graduated from the University of Florida with a bachelor’s degree in political science as well as Stetson University with a bachelor’s degree in accounting and a Master in Business Administration.
About Advanced Disposal
Advanced Disposal brings fresh ideas and solutions to the business of a clean environment. As the largest privately-owned environmental services company in the U.S., we provide integrated, non-hazardous solid waste collection, recycling and disposal services to residential, commercial, industrial and construction customers across 17 states and the Bahamas. Our team is dedicated to finding effective, sustainable solutions to preserve the environment for future generations. We welcome you to learn more at AdvancedDisposal.com or follow us on Facebook.
About The Florida Leadership Academy
The Florida Leadership Academy was developed in 2004 to provide Warrington's best sophomores with a series of professional development career and leadership programs opportunities and guest speakers as an added component of the business curriculum. The mission of the Florida Leadership Academy is to develop undergraduate students for leadership positions in society's most important institutions; education, corporate, not-for-profit, and governmental. Selection for the academy is highly competitive, with 100 slots available each year to students who have completed Warrington Welcome.
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