Education: Bachelor of arts in business administration from King College in Bristol Tennessee
What was your first job?
Cashier at local drugstore at age 15
What has been your most difficult leadership challenge?
The integration of multiple cultures into one. Every company has its own culture, but when you start to meld multiple cultures into one, it can be a challenge. You have to redefine what success is, for example.
How do you meld those cultures?
To set very clear expectations, because what was expected in one company is going to be different than what is expected in another company. So you have to set very clear expectations and you have to make sure people understand them and then that they have the tools to succeed.
If you couldn’t have your current job, what would be your dream job?
If money were not an object, if I was independently wealthy, I would be an amateur athlete. I’m a runner. I don’t run as far or as fast as I once did, but I would be an amateur athlete.
With money being a reality, I would actually probably be a small business owner. I would love to have a running store.
What would you choose as a theme song for your company?
‘Right Now’ by Van Halen. It talks a lot about a sense of urgency that you’re always pushing to get to the next level but also adapting pretty quickly to the changes that are at hand.