Christopher Hummer

chris-hummer-rgbAge: 38

Occupation: President, Don Hummer Trucking Corp.

What’s the best advice you ever received?
Not really one piece of advice, but having the opportunity to spend a lot of times hands-on in the business with my father.

What do you consider your greatest professional accomplishments?
Being able to make a positive contribution and grow the family business.

What would most people be surprised to learn about you?
I was not a very good student in high school and didn’t start college until I was 23.

What do you know now that you wish you had known earlier in your career?
A greater understanding of how to effectively manage people, including developing the measurement systems to accomplish that.

How do you ensure a balance between work and your personal life?
I am not very good at this. Thankfully, I have a very understanding wife.

What’s something people should know about your generation in the workplace?
Every generation has strengths and weaknesses. I think there is too much emphasis on pushing people into “white collar” jobs that may not be good fits.

If you had $1 million to give, what causes would you support?
Local initiatives that support children and veterans

What profession other than your own would you like to attempt?
Engineering or architecture.

What is the biggest issue facing the Corridor?
How to attract new/more people, population growth

What do you want to accomplish by the time you are 50?
Continually build and improve the business. Make sure my boys develop into productive, responsible adults.

Who are your local mentors?
Don Hummer, my father.