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20. President and CEO of Bush Brothers & Company, Al Williams

Al Williams has been part of the Bush Brothers & Company team for more than 20 years. In 2019, Williams was named president and CEO of the company. Williams has truly had a hand in several different areas of the company including finance, procurement, supply chain and human resources.

“You learn that you have to depend on other people. When you are not the technical expert, it teaches you some leadership skills,” said Williams. “As I moved to various roles, I was able to understand the different roles and pick up on them. But I really leaned on the people there. I think people appreciate the ability to teach you.”

Bush Brothers is known for its strong, identifiable company culture. Williams understands how important that culture is to the overall success of the company.

“I think its very important not to just talk about it or put it on a sheet of paper, but actually live it,” said Williams. “So, if you are going to be stakeholder driven, then you do provide service to your customers. You do provide value to your consumers. You do provide value to your shareholders. You do provide opportunity to your employees.”

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