|photography by Adam Fish|
Title/Company: President and CEO, Burt & Associates
Tenure: 2 years in this position, 36 years in the industry.
What was your first job?
Working long days on my family’s farm in North Texas.
What was your worst job?
As a cook at a Howard Johnson. I’m a real good cook now.
If you couldn’t say “the people I work with,” what would you say is the best part of your job?
Seeing my clients become more successful because of our company’s efforts.
What’s been the biggest challenge as a business owner?
Finding and retaining the right talent that enable us to keep growing.
On weekends, where will people find you?
On the farm, with my wife, Judy, and our three beautiful grandchildren: Alexa, Cole, and Cade.
What book is currently on your nightstand?
photography: Simon & Garfunkel by CBS Photo Archive; Peanut Butter by Foodpix
S.C.O.R.E. for Life by Jim Fannin, America’s ZoneCoach.
What’s your favorite TV show?
Anything on the Discovery Channel.
What three Web sites do you visit most frequently?
Google, CNN, and Weather.com.
What’s your biggest personal achievement?
Raising a wonderful family that shares the same values and convictions.
What’s the best advice anyone ever told you?
To not settle for second best, a philosophy my company practices every day.