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CEO SPOTLIGHT
JIM
STEPHENSON
SINCE 1914 YANCEY BROS. CO. HAS PROVIDED GEORGIA CUSTOMERS IN
THE CONSTRUCTION, ROADBUILDING, MINING, AGGREGATES AND
AGRICULTURAL SECTORS WITH QUALITY PRODUCTS, PARTS AND SERVICE.
IN 1994, JIM STEPHENSON— WHO RECEIVED HIS UNDERGRADUATE
DEGREE FROM YALE AND A LAW DEGREE FROM DUKE
UNIVERSITY— BECAME CEO. PREVIOUSLY HE WAS AN
ACCOMPLISHED ATTORNEY WITH THE ATLANTA
FIRM SMITH, CURRIE & HANCOCK.
UNDER HIS LEADERSHIP THE
COMPANY ROSE TO NEW HEIGHTS— FOR
EXAMPLE, IT BILLS ITSELF AS “THE
NATION’S OLDEST CATERPILLAR
DEALER”— BY BECOMING A
VALUABLE CONTRIBUTOR TO
EVERYTHING FROM THE GROWTH OF
GEORGIA’S WATER AND SEWER
SYSTEMS TO THE PAVING OF
THOUSANDS OF MILES OF HIGHQUALITY ROADS. AND THAT’S ONLY
PART OF ALL THE
INFRASTRUCTURE PROJECTS
THAT JIM STEPHENSON
ENVISIONED AND ACCOMPLISHED.
THAT’S WHY JAMES IS PLEASED TO
INTERVIEW THIS PROMINENT
CAPTAIN OF INDUSTRY.
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JAMES
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