Honesty is the best policy for trucking executive
From the Commercial Appeal
First job: My first job was at Graceland. I was awarded the 1986 “Entertainer of the Year” award by my peers. I was already a huge fan of Elvis, so that award was the icing on the cake for me.
Most recent job: Prior to opening River City Maintenance & Repair, I was a regional depot manager for Intermodal Cartage Company. This truly groomed me for my career for my next move.
Career highlights: I have been so fortunate in my career. I have worked with and for so many brilliant people to whom I owe my current success. The single most important highlight would be that I joined the Intermodal Cartage Company family almost 15 years ago.
Most satisfying career moment: The most satisfying career moment for me was opening River City Maintenance & Repair. My career was built for that particular day.
Career advice: The single most important piece of career advice I could give to anyone is to be honest, have integrity and do not leave anything on the table daily.
Person I most admire: I admire Mark George, chairman of IMC Companies, the most, no question. He believed in me and showed me the ways of a successful business.
Hobbies: I do not have very much time for hobbies, but I love to duck hunt and anything that has to do with the water.
Last book read: “Decisions,” by George W. Bush. I felt very enlightened by reading this book.
Favorite film: “Gladiator” is my favorite film.
Where is your favorite vacation spot: The Tennessee River at Clifton, Tenn.
What is something about yourself that most people don’t know about you? Most people don’t know about that I love Slim Jims and can play the trumpet.
Change I would like to see: I read something recently that really hit home with me about accountability. People all too often do not hold themselves accountable for their actions. My dad once told me that, until I realize that I make mistakes, I would never be successful in my personal life and my career.
Posted: December 29, 2010