After graduating from Michigan State Bob Leininger worked for three years as a scientist on a NOAA research vessel in the Great Lakes. He then became an environmental lawyer, working for U.S. EPA’s largest regional office in Chicago. He worked on implementing the first cleanups of toxic waste sites throughout the Midwest.
After ten years he left EPA and became environmental counsel for Waste Management, Inc. He managed their environmental issues and general counselling. After 27 years with them he retired.
Bob and his wife Karen moved back to Chicago three years ago to be near two of their daughters. Karen and Bob enjoy the benefits of living in Buena Park by birding at the Magic Hedge, golfing at Marovitz and being close to their daughters and grandson.
Bob volunteers at the Lakeview Pantry, the monthly Montrose Point cleanup and helped found a Community Garden for their condo association. As block captain for the 850-unit Imperial Towers and surrounding area he is hoping to bring more residents into the community of Buena Park.