2014 Driver of the Year Event

For those of you who are unfamiliar with our Driver of the Month program/each year’s Driver of the Year event, you can check out our recap of last year’s event.

 

This year’s Driver of the Year (DOY) Banquet and Presentation was definitely an event to remember! It was a wonderful time had by all honoring our 2014 Drivers of the Month.

2014 Drivers of the Month (also known as Black Hats)

2014 Drivers of the Month (also known as our Black Hats)

For the second year in a row, the banquet was held in downtown Little Rock’s Historic Union Station at Next Level Events.

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The evening kicked off with a meet and greet between 2014 Drivers of the Month, former Drivers of the Year, and office staff from our corporate headquarters as well as our facilities across the U.S.

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Former Drivers of the Year Warren Scott (2000) and Tom Douglas (2005)

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September 2014 Driver of the Month Don Myers and his wife, Lisa

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After our meet and greet, VP of Operations John Coppens welcomed all guests, recounted the importance of our Driver Advisory Council and the role of our Black Hats, and introduced a short video that showcased the 2014 DOM’s.

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(Pictured center) 2013 Driver of the Year Bryce Jansen

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February 2014 Driver of the Month Ed Mansfield

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December 2014 Driver of the Month Scott Sierocinski

After dinner, Driver Secretary Kay Hendrix (lovingly known as “Mama Kay”) read sincere letters from the Drivers of the Month wives & family members. Many guests were brought to tears when hearing the words of pride written by loved ones.

Afterwards, Maverick Chairman & CEO Steve Williams and President & COO Stephen Selig delivered words of praise and admiration to our honorees.

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Mama Kay reading letters from family members and loved ones.

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Maverick President and COO Stephen Selig

On Friday, January 30th, the Drivers Advisory Council met for the first part of the day, with the presentation taking place the second half of the day. It was the moment everyone had been waiting for, the announcement of our 2014 Driver of the Year!

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2013 DOY Bryce Jansen addresses the 2014 Drivers of the Month with words of wisdom

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And then, drum roll! The moment we had all been waiting for! The announcement of the 2014 Driver of the Year.

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Jimmy Fitzwater, 2014 Driver of the Year!

Jimmy received a standing ovation! Immediately afterwards, he delivered a wonderful, moving speech.

Jimmy Razorback

Jimmy is a HUGE LSU fan, so Stephen Selig thought it’d be best to congratulate him with a Hogs hat! Ha!

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Jimmy pictured with all of our amazing 2014 Drivers of the Month

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2014 Driver of the Year Jimmy Fitzwater and his wife, Alisa

Jimmy and his wife, Alisa

Congratulations again, Jimmy! And congrats to ALL of our Black Hats!

Congratulations again, Jimmy! And congrats to ALL of our Black Hats!

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