Room 137, Bureau of Mines Building, WY 82071
Phone: (307) 766-2929
October 25, 2013 — A former University of Wyoming student who has been a successful entrepreneur in the airfreight and logistics business will be the guest speaker at e2e Laramie’s November meeting.
Jack Morrison, general manager of major accounts at Airgroup in Omaha, Neb., will speak Wednesday, Nov. 20, 5:30-7 p.m., at the Laramie Hilton Garden Inn. He will present his success story, titled “Roommates to Business Partners: A Story About Creating Opportunity.”
Morrison started an airfreight and logistics business in 1997 with $19,000 in capital provided by his UW roommate. Through sales effort and numerous strategic decisions, Airgroup has a number of Fortune 250 clients, and is positioned to achieve record growth again in 2014 with an expected $13 million in revenue. Airgroup has a staff of 20 employees/exclusive contract employees.
During the 16 years Morrison has been in business, he has produced double-digit revenue growth in 15 of those years.
“We asked Jack to speak at e2e because we believe his story will resonate with entrepreneurs and aspiring entrepreneurs in Wyoming,” says Joseph Bennick, director of the Wyoming Technology Business Center (WTBC) Casper Area incubator. “ … Jack’s career path is one that can encourage aspiring entrepreneurs to take the risk of starting a business.”
Morrison previously was regional manager of Team Worldwide’s (a logistics and supply chain company) Midwest regional office, from 1997-2009; and regional manager of Stevens Global Logistics’ Omaha field office from 1995-97, according to his LinkedIn page.
Morrison attended UW during 1987-89 before transferring to complete his undergraduate education at the University of Nebraska. He received his bachelor’s degree in business administration and management there in 1992.
He was born and raised in Crawford, Neb., a small town just across the Wyoming border from Lusk.
To register to attend the e2e Laramie event, go to https://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/eventReg?llr=imnvztkab&oeidk=a07e8e65uit26e84f76&oseq=a01tkh6soi2zf.
Morrison also will speak at the e2e Casper chapter meeting Thursday, Nov. 21, 5:30-7 p.m., at the Casper Petroleum Club, located at 1301 Wilkins Circle.
e2e is an educational networking program with chapters in Laramie, Sheridan, Gillette and Casper. It is designed to improve the climate for the start-up and growth of entrepreneurial companies. Each e2e chapter meets bimonthly for 45 minutes of networking, followed by a 45-minute program. The programs include successful entrepreneurs telling their stories, panel discussion on relevant topics and advice from experts in a specific business.
The WTBC, a not-for-profit business incubator that provides entrepreneurs with the expertise, networks and tools necessary for success, launched e2e as an educational networking program.
For more information on e2e, call the WTBC at (307) 766-6395.
Jack Morrison will be the guest speaker at e2e Laramie’s November meeting.