Media Contact: Ed Kargbo
Yellow Cab names Ed Kargbo General Manager
Austin, TX (January 15, 2007) Greater Austin Transportation Company, which does business as Yellow Cab, has named Edward Kargbo as its new General Manager.
Mr. Kargbo is a 2002 graduate of Wake Forest University, where he was active in the university’s community outreach programs and on the Student Council. He holds a BA in history, a minor in philosophy and completed the exclusive WFU Summer Management Program. During his college career, he played linebacker on the university’s Demon Deacon football team and guard on the basketball team and was selected by the NCAA to attend its 2001 NCAA Foundation Leadership Conference.
After graduation, Mr. Kargbo played professional football for the Austin Rockers. The following year, Mr. Kargbo moved to Houston to work in politics as a precinct liaison in Harris County. He continued his involvement in community development, volunteering as a football coach for a local youth team. He heard of an employment opportunity at Texas Taxi, parent company of Yellow Cab Austin. “I never thought I’d be working in the taxi business,” said Mr. Kargbo, “but I was attracted to the company’s dedication to excellence and commitment to actively supporting the community it serves.”
Mr. Kargbo entered the company’s management training program in Houston in March 2004 and spent the next 13 months immersed in every aspect of the company, from communications to customer service. “We were impressed with Ed’s leadership qualities and quick grasp of the many facets of our business,” said Raymond Turner, president of Texas Taxi. Upon completion of the management training program, Mr. Kargbo became Quality Assurance Director and later was named manager of the company’s Express Shuttle operation. In addition, he led a company sponsored student-mentoring program that matched employees with at-risk students, helping the students to form quality relationships with positive role models and encouraging the students to stay in school and reach their full potential.
Jim Connolly, President of Greater Austin Transportation Company, is excited about turning over many of the day-to-day operations to Mr. Kargbo. “Ed has the talent, education, experience and energy necessary to lead the company,” said Mr. Connolly. “I know Ed will work hard to ensure that the independent contract drivers are well supported as they serve Austin’s citizens and visitors.”
“I am looking forward to working with other business leaders, educators and officials in the community to expand the services we provide in harmony with the independent contractor drivers,” said Mr. Kargbo. “I am delighted to call Austin my home and seek to ensure that Austin can continue to be proud of its taxi service!”
About Yellow Cab
Yellow Cab is Austin’s only computer dispatched taxi fleet. Serving the Austin area with high-tech transportation solutions since 1985, Yellow Cab’s taxi service is available 24 hours-a-day, 365 days-a-year. All cabs are operated by independent contractor drivers and are equipped with digital cameras as well a Global Positioning System. For more information, log onto http://www.YellowCabAustin.com or call (512) 452-9999.