Short Bio – Mr. Briggeman Jr.
Mr. George Briggeman Jr. is a West Orange County businessman, local philanthropist, and community leader. Presently, he is the chairman and owner of the Briggeman family of companies such as Briggeman Disposal Services, Inc and Briggeman Land & Development Company. Over two generations Mr. Briggeman and his father, George Sr., built their small family waste hauling company, Briggeman Disposal Services into one of the top 100 largest independently owned municipal environmental management firms in the U.S. . In 1997, George Briggeman Jr. merged the family business with Fortune 500 Company, Republic Services. He served in the capacity of Vice President of Corporate Development at Republic for the Western Region U.S.A. From 1997 to 2010, During his tenure he is credited with facilitating the acquisition of dozens of family-owned waste hauling firms throughout the Western United States to achieve efficiency via economies of scale. Through his efforts, he was directly responsible for growing the company’s Western region to more than $400 million in annual sales.
He has also served on the Board of Directors of both the Los Alamitos and Cypress Chambers of Commerce. Specifically, Mr. Briggeman Jr .has served more than a decade on the Board of Directors of the Los Alamitos Chamber, including one term as Chairman and 6 years as Director of the Cypress Chamber of Commerce.
Mr. Briggeman is the Chairman of the Board for Los Alamitos Aquatic Foundation and frequently interacts with youth-related organizations such as the Casa Youth Shelter, the Boys and Girls Club of Cypress and the Cypress College Foundation.
Over time, he has expanded his philanthropic activities to include the entire West Orange County region. His most notable contributions have involved the development of a regional aquatic facility which serves as home to the U. S. Olympic Gold Medal Water Polo team as well and community aquatic facility where over 30,000 Orange County youth have learned to swim and develop water safety skills as well as serving as a rehabilitation facility for our wounded warriors.
Most of his philanthropy is centered on his local community because he believes in the importance of “fostering the community that provides for you.”