Jim Amos is the former CEO of Mail Boxes Etc., now The UPS Store, and a 2011 inductee into the Internhational Franchise Association’s Hall of Fame and the 2012 recipient of the Nashville Business Legend Award. He has sought to guide entrepreneurs, associates and fellow citizens as a board member, as a frequent speaker, a prolific writer and blogger (jimamosblog.com) and a constant advocate for military veterans and business format franchising.
Under his leadership as Chairman and CEO, Mail Boxes Etc. became the world’s largest and fastest growing franchisor of retail business, communication and postal service centers. Based in San Diego, the MBE Network comprised nearly 5,000 locations worldwide, with master licensing agreements in more than 80 countries. In 2001, Amos was instrumental in orchestrating the sale of MBE to United Parcel Service and executing the largest re-branding in history of a retail system from MBE to The UPS Store.
A former Marine Corps captain and veteran of split combat tours in Vietnam, Mr. Amos received 12 decorations, including the Purple Heart and Vietnamese Cross of Gallantry. He is the author of several books including the best sellers The Memorial, Focus or Failure: America at the Crossroads, The Transparent Leader, Corporate Giants, Above and Beyond, You Can Do It, The Entrepreneurs’ Creed and Living An Uncommon Life. In addition, Penguin Press published his latest work, The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Franchising, The Tasti D Lite Story published by McGraw-Hill in 2012.
A graduate of the University of Missouri, Amos was honored as the 1998 scholar-in-residence and in 2000 and 2003 with the Distinguished Alumni Award. Recognized in “Marquis Who’s Who in America”, “Who’s Who in American Executives”, “Who’s Who in Finance and Industry”, “Who’s Who in American Authors” and “The International Authors and Writers Who’s Who”.
Mr. Amos has served on or is serving on the board of directors of The National Veteran’s Administration, The Marine Military Academy, The Marine Corps Heritage Foundation, Meineke Car Care Centers, Oreck Corporation, Zig Ziglar Corporation, WSI of Canada, American Secutities Executive Council, The University of Missouri, SkinPhd, The HealthStore Foundation and Ken Blanchard’s Faith Walk Leadership Foundation.
He has been a guest on Hannity, Greta Van Sustern and provided commentary on Fox Business, as well as MSNBC and CNBC He was a guest speak at Yale and Harvard in 2013 and also for the National Restaurant Association, the National Association of Development Companies, The International Franchise Association convention and Prayer Breakfasts, the “New Normal Entrpreneurs” conference for Crown Financial Ministries, Secret Kncok, a by-invitation only leaders and visionaries conference in San Diego.
Jim, is particularly passionate about small business ownership and the path it provides for success for owners, their families and their communities. He is also committed to supporting and honoring veternas/ writing, and the opportuinity to share business ideas and lessons on faith, philosophy, leadership.
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Peace for Paige
In July of 2017, Kat Dawn discovered that her dear friend, Paige Espinoza was murdered. It was in this moment that Kat found herself devistated that someone so beautiful and wonderful and doing so well in recovery was just gone from her life in an instant.
It was this act of violence that set A New Dawn in motion. Where she created a small group of women to help her achieve her goal in A New Dawn.
After founding A New Dawn, Paige was never out of our minds. Instead, Kat found a way to make sure her son, and her mother were taken care of in their first Christmas without Paige. Thus, donations flooded and one anonymous donor stepped up and made this the most magical Christmas we ALL needed.
The news of a lifetime came within moments of delivery. Pagie's assailant was found. We are honored to have been part of the making of this one, amazing Christmas, and feel like we've been touched by receiving this news.
Thank you, everyone, for your support and love! Namaste!