Board of Directors
Chairman, Board of Directors, Republic Services, Inc.; Former Managing Partner & CEO Madsen Sapp Mena Rodriguez & Co., Certified Public Accountants
Director since 2013. A native of Guantanamo, Cuba, Rodriguez earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting in 1971, from Florida Atlantic University. Upon graduation, Rodriguez started his accounting career with Madsen & Sapp. In 1974 he was elected to partnership in the firm and was elected the Managing Partner in 1979. He was the Managing Partner and CEO from 1979 until 2006 when the firm was sold to Crowe Horwath. During his career as a CPA, Rodriguez was also a founder and Treasurer of DME Corporation a manufacturing company involved in defense and aerospace.
Rodriguez was Chairman of the Florida Board of Accountancy and President of the Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants. Currently, Rodriguez is a member of the Board of Directors of Alico, Inc. and of Republic Services, Inc.
Among his civic activities, Rodriguez is member of the Board of Directors of WPBT Channel 2, Performing Arts Authority of Broward County, Holy Cross Hospital, and the Broward Workshop. Previously, Rodriguez served as Chairman of the Museum of Discovery and Science and United Way of Broward County.
Through the years, Rodriguez has been recognized for his strong civic and business leadership. He has been the recipient of the 2004 Entrepreneur Hall of Fame Award; 2001 Silver Medallion Award, and in 1998 he received the Sun-Sentinel’s Excalibur Award.
Mr. Rodriguez resides in Fort Lauderdale, Florida with his wife Cindy.
He is Vice Chair of the PBS Audit Committee and serves on the Finance Committee, Investment Subcommittee and Strategic Planning Advisory Group.