Thanksgiving from Carter Leadership

In honor of the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday, Carter’s leadership team would like to take a moment to reflect on how they are celebrating and what they are thankful for. We asked Scott Taylor, Bob Peterson and Jim Shelton a few questions – see what they had to say below.

Jim Shelton, Vice Chairman

Where are you spending Thanksgiving, and with who?
In Atlanta with my wife’s side of the family.

Who cooks the turkey? 
This year, I am in charge of the Green Egg. It will be interesting… the pressure is on!

Favorite Thanksgiving dish? 
Turkey with cranberry.

Do you watch the Macy’s parade? Any football games?
Football, absolutely!

Do you or anyone in your family participate in Black Friday?
I don’t but unfortunately my wife and two daughters (ages 23 and 22) have it covered.

Favorite Thanksgiving memory or tradition? 
Morning football game at my in-laws neighborhood. Usually we play 25 on 25 with ages ranging from seven to 75 years old.

What are you most thankful for this year? 
Family, co-workers and friends.

Bob Peterson, Chairman & CEO

Where are you spending Thanksgiving, and with who?
We will be in Atlanta having our first Thanksgiving at the new home of newlyweds, my daughter and son-in-law, Bailey and Henley Odom. We will be joined by lots of Petersons, and Henley’s parents.

Who cooks the turkey? 
We will have two turkeys, cooked by my wife, Cathy, and son-in-law, Henley.

Favorite Thanksgiving dish? 
Sweet potatoes topped with roasted marshmallows. That’s a vegetable, right?

Do you watch the Macy’s parade? Any football games?
The girls will watch the parade, and we don’t have any family members, male or female, who aren’t sports fanatics.

Do you or anyone in your family participate in Black Friday?
I hope not!

Favorite Thanksgiving memory or tradition? 
They have all been great, so no one favorite comes to mind.

What are you most thankful for this year? 
I am thankful for the fact that we all were born in this great country where opportunity and freedom is unequaled anywhere else on Earth, and to all who dedicate their lives to keep it that way. I am thankful to have 5 healthy grandchildren all of whom just happen to be smart, beautiful, artistic, athletic and very funny – at least that is how I see them.

Scott Taylor, President

Where are you spending Thanksgiving, and with who?
This year, my wife, kids and I are spending Thanksgiving in Los Angeles with my sister and niece. We won a backstage “meet and greet” with the judges from the TV show, The Voice, and the dates just so happened to work out to be during Thanksgiving!

Who cooks the turkey? 
We will be enjoying Thanksgiving lunch “Cali” style for the first time and are looking forward to the experience and no one has to cook or clean up!

Do you watch the Macy’s parade? Any football games?
We absolutely watch the Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade as it truly symbolizes the beginning of the holiday season. It’s such great pageantry!

Favorite Thanksgiving memory or tradition? 
We have many fond memories of large family Thanksgiving holidays in Atlanta over the years, where we would gather at either my grandmother’s or aunt’s house for lunch. My uncle John Turman (a Carter alum) would always gather the family for a few “group pictures” which we still cherish today. I also recall, many years ago, my dad taking me to the UGA Bullpups vs.GA Tech Baby Yellow Jackets Junior Varsity football games, which were on Thanksgiving Day. We would watch the game at Grant Field, followed by a post-game meal at the Varsity. My first experience of “clean old-fashioned hate”!

From everyone at Carter, we wish all of our associates, families and clients for a safe and restful holiday season.

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