The Florida Messenger Association (FMA) recently selected Tim Petty, of Pettyco Express to succeed outgoing President, Harold Boyett, of Blue Streak Couriers. Thomas Jowers, Vice President/COO of Advantage Delivery and Logistics, will assume the role of Vice President.
Petty founded Pettyco Express in 1988 and it grew rapidly from a startup company to its current 22-door facility capable of facilitating everything from a single envelope to shipments up to 45,000 lbs.
“I am excited for the opportunity to serve as president of the FMA. This is the best and most challenging business around. I love the new technology provided to our industry and look forward to continue growing the FMA to a higher level,” Petty said.
Tim has been actively involved with the FMA since its reemergence several years ago as well as a member of the Messenger Courier Association of America (MCAA) for the past 12 years. Tim is presently serving his 3rd term as President of the Transportation Club of Jacksonville and has also served as President of the Northside Business Leaders, being voted member of the year 2 consecutive years.
Outside of his career, his passion for the past the 18 years has been teaching the college and career class at his church, where he also serves as a Trustee.
Jowers began his career in logistics in 1994 serving as a service facilitator at what was then known as U.S. Delivery. Shortly thereafter, he became the Director of Logistics for Dedicated Services, Inc. After the company was purchased, Jowers stayed on as Director of Logistics for what became Noble Logistic Services.
After a few years Jowers was offered a position as a partner with Advantage Delivery & Logistics where he remains. “Jowers has been instrumental in the planning and execution of the past three very successful FMA meetings and will undoubtedly bring a lot of experience and enthusiasm to his new role,” Boyett offered.
The mission of the FMA is to improve and advance the common business interests of couriers, messengers and transportation providers throughout the State of Florida for the benefit of the public need for such services.