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Thursday, March 12, 2009

Trinity CEO Banning Speaks at SU April 9

Jeff BanningSALISBURY, MD---Trinity Transport Inc. is a growing leader in the transportation industry.  President and Chief Executive Officer Jeffrey Banning speaks to Salisbury University students and the community about its success 3:30 p.m. Thursday, April 9, in Holloway Hall Auditorium.

His talk “The Narrow Path: Leading the Trinity Way” is this semester’s Executive Leadership Series Lecture, sponsored by SU’s Franklin P. Perdue School of Business.

Based in Seaford, DE, Trinity was founded in 1979 by Banning’s parents and in 1993 he assumed leadership of the business. Since then, the company has grown to more than 50 offices throughout the United States and Canada with over 200 team members nationwide.

For the past two years, Inc. magazine has ranked Trinity one of the nation’s 5,000 fastest-growing businesses.  For six years, Transport Topics has named it one of the top 20 freight brokers in the country.  The Wilmington News Journal rates it Delaware’s No. 1 medium-sized business.

Trinity’s family-friendly, team-oriented business philosophy has also garnered recognition.  The Great Places to Work Institute voted it one of the “Best Companies to Work for in America,” while the Delaware Chamber of Commerce designated it a “Super Star Employer of the Year.” Trinity was also named “Broker of the Year” by the National Association of Small Trucking Companies.

In 2005, Trinity executives, managers and team members formed the Trinity Foundation to support the local community.  It established two $10,000 scholarships for Perdue School students, who also intern for the company.

Recently, the foundation was recognized with “The President’s Volunteer Service Award” for having more than 5,000 volunteer hours in a year.

Nationally, Banning has served on the Board of Directors of the Transportation Intermediaries Association, the industry’s national transportation trade organization.  He also holds its Certified Transportation Broker Designation.  Locally, he serves on the Nanticoke Hospital Board.

The lecture is free and the public is invited.  For more information call 410-543-6030 or visit the SU web site at www.salisbury.edu.



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