Sue Cole Watkins, owner and president of Telecom Transport Services Inc., has been named to the board of directors of Women’s Business Enterprise Council South. WBEC South is an organization that advances and enhances business opportunities between corporations and women-owned businesses through a certification program for women-owned businesses.
“We are thrilled to welcome Sue to the board and look forward to her contributions as we continue to provide women with information, tools and resources to create, sustain and grow their business ventures,” said Phala Mire, WBEC South CEO.
Watkins began her trucking career nearly 30 years ago, succeeding her late father at the helm of a trucking line founded by her grandfather. She accelerated the company’s growth through agility, innovation and adaptation, tools critical to the rapidly evolving transportation marketplace.
Based in Birmingham, Telecom Transport customers include AT&T, Home Depot, KGPCo, Battery Solutions, General Electric, Alpine Power Systems and others. It is a full-service ground carrier specializing in hauling and hoisting of power, telecommunications and electronic equipment, hazardous materials including batteries and other high-value cargo. The company provides last-mile services, battery recycling and secure commercial storage facilities with turnkey logistics and inventory management.
The WBEC South certifies women-owned businesses in Alabama, Louisiana, Mississippi, Tennessee and the Florida Panhandle.