Business Summary: November 9, 2022 | Local


TxDOT promotes the District of Atlanta

The Texas Department of Transportation named Christina Trowler as the new director of transportation operations for the Atlanta District.

In his new position, Trowler will oversee trafficking operations in Bowie, Camp, Cass, Harrison, Marion, Morris, Panola, Titus and Upshur counties. This includes signals, lighting, pavement markings, signals, radio, rail coordination, and Intelligent Transportation System operations.

“As a second-generation TxDOT employee, it’s very rewarding to serve the area and community where I was born and raised,” said Trowler. “I really enjoy working to improve traffic safety on our local roadways.”

She began her TxDOT career as a summer employee in 2005 and worked in the Atlanta district for the next two summers. After graduating from the University of Arkansas with a Master of Science in Civil Engineering in 2010, Trowler joined an engineering firm in Texarkana. She became a licensed professional engineer in 2013.

Trowler rejoined TxDOT’s Atlanta district in 2014. She has served as the district’s traffic engineer since 2018 and previously spent time working in the area office, automation, traffic and forward planning.

Texas Bank and Trust hires officer

Charli McCue joined the staff of Texas Bank and Trust as Assistant Vice President and Digital Strategist in the Longview-based bank’s operations division.

McCue has extensive experience in the regulatory oversight of financial institutions, having served as a Commissioned Bank Examiner for the Texas Department of Banking for the past eight years.

He has a bachelor of science in economics from the University of Texas at Arlington-College of Business.

Sysco reports growth in the first quarter

Sysco Corp., which has a distribution facility in Longview, reported higher first-quarter profit compared to a year earlier.

The food service company saw sales increase 16.2% to $19.1 billion, with volume growing 7.3%.

Earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization rose to $908 million, and earnings per share rose from 73 cents a year ago to 91 cents.

“Sysco began the fiscal year generating double-digit revenue and bottom line growth as we effectively managed inflation, increased case volume and increased market share. We remain on target to grow more than 1.35 times the market for the year, as we continue to advance our Recipe For Growth strategy. Our enhanced customer-focused supply chain and sales capabilities will deliver long-term returns for our investors,” said Kevin Hourican, president and CEO of Sysco, in a prepared statement. “I want to thank our global colleagues for helping us fulfill Sysco’s purpose of connecting the world to share food and care for one another.”


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