Meet our experienced team of emergency serviceand debris management experts!

Our team works in close partnership with our clients offering innovative and cost effective efficiencies to every event response. We encourage our employees to explore new technologies, ideas, and business trends that contribute to their personal and professional development, while remaining aligned with Bergeron Emergency Services overall goals and objectives.

Bergeron Emergency Services staff are fully trained and certified FEMA, OSHA, MOT, FHWA.
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J.R. BergeronBES Founder/CEO/President

JR BergeronJ.R. Bergeron has over 30 years of heavy construction, design build, site development, and emergency services experience, including processing more than two million cubic yards of hurricane debris after Hurricane Wilma in 2005. Most recently J.R. and his team completed a large scale recycling project for Broward County Waste & Recycling Services. The project processed over 1.8 million cubic yards of hurricane debris, including vegetative, hazardous and non-hazardous materials that had been stockpiled for more than five years.

As CEO of Bergeron Emergency Services, he coordinates bidding, contract negotiations, management and control of all projects for all disaster response projects. His breadth of work spans the U.S. and particularly various county agencies throughout South and Central Florida, especially Broward County.

Jason OttiligeVice President of Operations

Over 10 years of experience in construction, trucking, and heavy equipment management services including mixed waste bulk hauling. He has 5 years’ experience and four major disaster event activations, managing as many as 23 concurrent contracts, 800 pieces of equipment, over 600 crews in 100 cities, towns, counties with a total population of more than 8 million residents. Mr. Ottlige has specific skills and experience in deployment and management of crews and equipment for emergency response and debris cleanup projects. He can be counted on for his conscious approach to safety, time management, and job schedule.

Lyn Buckley-MoganBusiness Development Manager

Ms. Buckley-Mogan has 33 years of experience in business development for the disaster response, environmental restoration, construction, and the renewable energy industries.  She has managed proposals ranging from $5 million to $50 million for local, national, and international projects. Working closely with executive, operations, and estimating staff, she manages the deconstruction of client-based solicitations to provide client-centric responses to local, state, and federal bids.  During disaster events, she adds an additional level of contract support.

Sally BergeronGovernment Relations

Ms. Bergeron has more than 15 years in government relations experience specifically for disaster response. She monitors government changes and updates to FEMA and Public assistance programs keeping the Company Response Guidelines up to date. During disaster events she provides an additional level of quality control for FEMA and Public assistance program regulations. Her assistance during disaster events such as Hurricanes Michael, Irma, and Matthew were key elements to the success of the responses.

Lee BuffingtonOperations Manager

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Mr. Buffington has 15 years of disaster response experience. He has managed all aspects of disaster response including pickup/haul road clearance and DMS site setup and safety. He has provided operations management for more than 45 disaster response activations since 2008. He has successfully managed multiple activations for disasters from Texas to Connecticut through Hurricane Michael in 2018 and is fully experienced with FEMA, Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) and Public Assistance Programs requirements.

Daniel McClaranArea Manager

Mr. McClaran has more than 30 years of experience in disaster response and land development work. As an area manager, he has overseen multiple activation responses and provided on-site management and safety for both pickup/haul and DMS. His disaster response work dates back to Hurricane Wilma in 2005 and includes area management road clearance work for the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT), Broward County, Florida, Florida Turnpike Authority, and countless state agencies. Mr. McClaran is fully experienced with FEMA, FDOT and Public Assistance Programs.

Glen HitchcockContracts Liaison

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Mr. Hitchcock is a senior manager with more than 20 years of FEMA and Public Assistance Program Responses. He has worked directly with FEMA working his way up from project officer/debris specialist to deputy public assistance officer. His broad-based FEMA knowledge provides FEMA quality control and client specific support before, during, and after disaster responses.

 

Christy FinkContracts Manager

With more than 15 years of contract compliance and data management to Bergeron Emergency Services, Ms. Fink works directly with our clients to ensure all contracts are up to date and comply with all Federal requirements. Her experience includes data management coordination and complaint resolutions for 23 concurrent contracts during Hurricane Irma.