Residence: Copperas Cove, Texas
Organization:Central Texas College, Killeen, Texas
Occupation: Professor of Business Management and Sam Walton Fellow of Free Enterprise
First job:My first job was dusting furniture in my family’s retail furniture store. I started work there and ended my last day in free enterprise at Ledger Furniture some 45 years ago.
Philosophy:Family First. Help for those less fortunate, and love for brothers and sisters.
Favorite Music:Country and Western especially "Waltz Across Texas” by Ernest Tubbs
Favorite TV show or movie:"Giant”
Favorite book:The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen Covey
What got me interested in my work: My parents were both teachers, and they loved that profession. Both went into private business, but both still loved their previous occupation. While operating our family business, I had an opportunity to become an adjunct instructor at Central Texas College. I got hooked and moved here after my family sold our business. As long as I can hold chalk or operate PowerPoint, I will teach others about the benefits of private enterprise.
Greatest accomplishment:Marrying the most wonderful woman in the world, Linda Ledger, my bride of 45 years and my girlfriend of 50 years.
Success is...seeing someone that you have helped succeed.
Pet Peeve:Lack of dedication to education by our youth.
Favorite Quote: "When you are going through hell, keep going.” Winston Churchill.
Current Projects:Enjoying six grandchildren, working with Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE) and NACCE, being with our three sons, whom I worship, and catching up on my fishing. I am 10 years and 11 months behind on fishing.