VOL. 129 | NO. 99 | Wednesday, May 21, 2014
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Tracy Named IMC Chief Information Officer
By Kate Simone
Joel Tracy has been named the first chief information officer at IMC Cos., a national logistics company focused on international shipments. In his new role, Tracy will be responsible for delivering a broad range of IT initiatives in support of IMC’s logistics business.
Hometown: Huntsville, Ohio
Experience: Tracy has been involved in IT for 27 years and spent the last 21 years in several key leadership positions at FedEx. He holds an executive MBA from the University of Memphis and a bachelor’s degree in business/MIS from Bowling Green State University.
Family: Wife Sandi (married 22 years); children Alexa (19) and twins Ben and Will (17)
Favorite quote: “Without continual growth and progress, such words as improvement, achievement, and success have no meaning.” – Benjamin Franklin
Favorite movie: “Apollo 13”
The sports teams you root for: Memphis Grizzlies, Cincinnati Reds and Bengals
What’s playing on your stereo right now? Classic rock
Activities you enjoy outside of work: Spending time with my family and traveling.
What talent do you wish you had? I always wanted to learn how to play a musical instrument. I am amazed at the talent and creativity of those who can.
Who has had the greatest influence on you and why? While I have been fortunate to have many mentors and positive influencers in my life, one that stands out is my father. He taught me family values, a strong work ethic, and the importance of serving and helping others in the community.
What attracted you to IMC Cos.? IMC Cos. is a leader in international intermodal transportation and logistics and is rapidly growing. The company has an entrepreneurial spirit, and the chairman, Mark George, is committed to strategic use of technology. This combination was very compelling to me.
What are your goals in your new role? To lead IMC Cos. in the creation and implementation of innovative technology solutions that increase efficiency and visibility in the supply chain.
If you could give one piece of advice to young people, what would it be? Don’t be afraid to ask questions, make suggestions and participate. Some of the best ideas come from those with a fresh perspective.
Gurtej Sodhi has been promoted to chief information strategy officer and executive vice president at Crye-Leike Realtors. Sodhi has served in several roles at Crye-Leike for more than 20 years, most recently as chief information officer and executive vice president. He will continue to manage Crye-Leike’s information technology division.
Memphis Light, Gas and Water Division has been named Top Recruiter of the Year for the Tennessee Valley Authority’s Green Power Switch renewable energy program. The award honors the TVA power company with the most Green Power Switch enrollments in 2013.
The University of Tennessee Health Science Center has named Madge Saba its 2014 Most Supportive Alumna and Michael J.A. Service its 2014 Outstanding Alumnus. Saba received her Bachelor of Nursing from UT Health Science Center and recently retired after a 45-year nursing career. Service received his Master of Science as a family nurse practitioner from UTHSC and is a commander in the U.S. Navy.
Wolfchase Toyota has received Toyota Motor Sales USA Inc.’s Presidents Award, presented to dealerships that have exhibited stellar work ethic and high standards of performance in vehicle and parts sales, service and customer satisfaction.
Junior Achievement of Memphis and the Mid-South has honored First Tennessee Bank, International Paper and Memphis Light, Gas and Water Division as its top fundraising companies for the 2014 Bowlin’ on the River Bowl-A-Thon.