Former North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory Joins Board of Directors for Transportation Impact and First Flight Solutions
Emerald Isle, N.C. (Oct 21, 2019) — Transportation Impact and First Flight Solutions today announced that Pat McCrory, who served as governor of North Carolina from 2013–2017, has accepted an invitation to join the Board of Directors for the two sister companies.
During McCrory’s tenure as governor, more than 300,000 new private sector jobs came to North Carolina. As mayor and governor, he worked closely with presidents Clinton, Bush, Obama, and Trump, while serving on the executive boards of the national Mayors and Governors associations.
“Governor McCrory’s integrity, compassion, and leadership shine through in everything he does, and we could not be more thrilled to have him join our Board of Directors,” said Transportation Impact President Berkley Stafford. “We have already profited from his wisdom and guidance as a member of our Advisory Board for the past three years, and we look forward to an even stronger relationship in the coming years.”
“I first met TI founders Keith Byrd and Travis Burt back in 2014 when I presented them with the Governor’s Award for Outstanding Employer,” said McCrory. “I was impressed then and I still am by their passion for helping others and for doing business with integrity and full commitment to their core values. It has been a pleasure to serve on the TI Advisory Board and I’m honored to now join the Board of Directors. I look forward to working alongside my fellow Board members and company management.”
McCrory first gained national prominence as the seven-term mayor of Charlotte, where he helped build a once-sleepy southern town into a thriving metropolitan city. As governor of North Carolina, Pat’s leadership skills helped accomplish successful tax reform, transportation reform, debt pay-off, teacher pay raises, and a bond referendum to support universities, parks, and the National Guard.
He also has extensive private sector experience, having worked for Duke Energy Company and Moore & Van Allen, and having served on a number of corporate boards, including the Transportation Impact Advisory Board, which he joined in 2016. He currently hosts the Pat McCory show on station 1110 WBT and radio.com in addition to a national radio podcast, and he is a rotating panelist on Meet the Press.
About Transportation Impact:
Transportation Impact, a 7-time Inc. 5000 honoree, leverages proprietary technology unique to the industry that ensures customers pay the lowest possible small parcel and LTL rates. Founded in 2008, the company has grown from 0 to 80 employees and over 1000 customers. Currently TI manages over a billion dollars in logistics spend and has helped its customers save more than $550 million. TI has won many awards, including three consecutive placements on the North Carolina Fast 40 and NC Private 125/Grant Thornton NC 100, 2-time BBB Torch Award and Business NC Best Employer, Entrepreneur 360 Best Company, CAI Ovation Award, and Inc. magazine Best Workplaces 2017–19. For more information, visit www.transportationimpact.com.
About First Flight Solutions
First Flight Solutions is a sister company to Transportation Impact and a 6-time Inc. 5000 honoree, as well as recipient of numerous other awards. FFS improves customers’ logistics operations through advanced TMS technology paired with an innovative “cost-based” negotiation strategy. Customers benefit from low small parcel and LTL rates, accurate invoice auditing, and optimized routing decisions on every shipment. The performance-based pricing model means customers only pay for actual savings realized. For more information, visit firstflightsolutions.com.
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