Garden City, NY (PRWEB) June 30, 2014
NAPW honors Teresa Kay Kelly as a 2014 Professional Woman of the Year. Ms. Kelly is recognized with this prestigious distinction for leadership in transportation. As the largest, most-recognized organization of women in the country, spanning virtually every industry and profession, the National Association of Professional Women is a powerfully vibrant networking community with over 600,000 members and nearly 300 Local Chapters.
“I possess 35 years of experience in the transportation industry. This afforded me the opportunity to learn the transportation business from the ground up, acquiring all the knowledge needed prior to starting Global AutoCarry, Inc.,” says Ms. Kelly.
It was her father who encouraged Ms. Kelly to enter the male-dominated field of transportation. She started at a large company as a driver, eventually taking on the role of dispatcher. Although she ultimately was laid off due to company downsizing, Ms. Kelly realized there was a need for a business to match drivers with companies looking to relocate their vehicles. “In 2003 I co-founded a smaller transportation company that aided clients with their requests, and used the drivers as independent contractors,” said Ms. Kelly. "This led to the formation of Global AutoCarry, Inc.”
Since then, the company, with its stellar reputation for attention to detail and excellent customer service, has steadily grown. Ms. Kelly credits much of her success to the loyalty of her clients and positive word-of-mouth advertising. Her goal for the future is to continue to grow the company into a conglomerate and hire a team of full-time drivers with a fleet of auto carriers offering services to individuals, small and large companies. Although she admits being a woman in this industry has its challenges, it has not stopped Ms. Kelly from realizing her dream. “I took the bull by the horns and never let go!” she says.
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