Founder and CEO of Love’s Travel Stops and Country Stores to Speak at USD, April 28
On April 28 2017, Tom Love, founder, chairman and CEO of Love’s Travel Stops and Country Stores, will speak at the University of San Diego School of Business on entrepreneurship.
The talk, titled “53 Years, 420 Stores, 41 States,” will take place in Manchester Hall Auditorium at noon. It is free and open to the public. Parking permits are available from the Main or West entrance kiosks.
Love and his wife, Judy, started their company in 1964 with one small location in a small Oklahoma town. Today, Love’s has more than 420 locations across the country in 41 states and employs more than 17,000 people. Love’s is recognized each year by Forbes as one of America’s largest privately owned companies.
Love attended Saint John’s University in Minnesota and the University of Oklahoma. He also served in the U.S. Marine Corps and has an honorary doctorate degree from Oklahoma City University. He is the past chairman of the Oklahoma Transportation Commission, the Oklahoma Business Roundtable and Oklahoma’s TRUST Coalition. He currently serves on the board of directors for the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum. He was inducted into the Oklahoma Hall of Fame in 2000 and was named Oklahoma’s Most Admired CEO in 2010. He was also honored with the TRUST Coalition’s Guardian of Transportation award in 2014.