Lenny's News and Interviews
The Commercial Appeal - George Alvord - Mid-South AssetsApril 18, 2005
Alan Spearman/The Commercial Appeal
George Alvord, CEO of Lenny's sub shops in nine states, is glad he's reached a level of success where he's able to give back to the community.
George H. Alvord
Title: Chief Executive Officer, Lenny's Franchisor LLC
Company: Lenny's Franchisor, LLC (Lenny's Sub Shops) is one of the fastest growing quick service restaurant chains in the Southeast that's based right here in Memphis. Lenny's currently has franchises in Tennessee, Mississippi, Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Texas, Georgia, Oklahoma and North Carolina and will soon be expanding into other states.
Date of birth: April 17, 1946
Hometown: Verona, N.J.
Education: Bachelor of Science degree from Central Missouri State University
Personal: Married, four grown children, five grandchildren
Civic involvement: Orpheum Board for 15 years, Fogelman School Advisory Board, etc.
First job: Paper route at 8 years old
Most recent job: CEO of Dobbs International Services (Gate Gourmet)
Career highlights: Achieving a leadership level that allows me to contribute back to the community
Most satisfying career moment: Having the opportunity to help develop future leaders and see them achieve great success
Career advice: Focus on your goals and don't let other people or forces derail you along your path. Don't let others make you part of their agenda without knowing the consequences.
Person I most admire: My wife. She has led me to know the wisdom of patience; she has demonstrated that religion does come alive; and by example she has taught me the true meaning of love.
Hobbies: Golf, boating, RV-ing, outdoor sports, Grizzlies games
Last book read: "The Purpose Driven Life," by Rick Warren
Favorite film: Love old movies from '40s and '50s
Favorite vacation spot: The United Kingdom -- England, Scotland and Ireland
Change I would like to see: A more unified leadership effort to bring and keep businesses in the Memphis area
Contact Lenny's Public Relations:Jenna Duett
Marketing and PR Manager