Chicago, IL – July 12, 2010 - Greg Hoover, Chief Executive Officer of Bekins Van Lines, has been elected to the Board of Directors of the Better Business Bureau serving Chicago and Northern Illinois. Hoover joined Bekins in September, 2009, with the company’s recapitalization and restructuring, and has been charged by Bekins’ new board with redefining the strategic course for the country’s oldest van line.
A veteran of the transportation industry since 1985, Greg was previously the Chief Operating Officer at Atlas World Group. Other roles in his tenure at Atlas included Chief Marketing Officer for Atlas World Group, and several roles at Atlas Van Lines including President, Senior Vice President of Sales Development and Vice President of Sales. He is best known for strategic product and market development, and in addition to a corporate re-branding and the development of the expedited containerized product, Atlas Accel, he led the team that created the Atlas subsidiary Avail Resource Management, of which he was subsequently named President. He also served as the President and Chief Operating Officer of A.B.C. Moving & Storage, a multi-branch Atlas agent headquartered in St. Louis.
“We are very pleased to have Greg Hoover, with his deep background in the development of corporate strategy and market driven solutions, on our Board of Directors,” said Steve J. Bernas, president & CEO of the Better Business Bureau. “As a long-time supporter of the BBB, Greg understands the importance that ethical business behavior has in creating and sustaining a successful business. His knowledge and active participation in BBB programs continue to be an even greater benefit and example to our 7,000 current northern Illinois Accredited Businesses, along with those wishing to apply for Accreditation.”
Greg holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Huntington University and is a participant of the American Moving and Storage Association (AMSA), Employee Relocation Council (ERC) and is a member of the Bekins Board of Directors.
As a private, non-profit organization, the purpose of the Better Business Bureau is to promote an ethical marketplace. BBBs help resolve buyer/seller complaints by means of conciliation, mediation and arbitration. BBBs also review advertising claims, online business practices and charitable organizations. BBBs develop and issue reports on businesses and nonprofit organizations and encourage people to check out a company or charity before making a purchase or donation.