16 Feb Bayou Business Monthly Interview: Tony Alford
PRESIDENT & CEO, ALFORD AND ASSOCIATES
Q: What is the key to being successful in business?
“I think it’s to work hard and be dependable and valuable to your customers.”
Q: How much has your industry changed from the time you started to now?
“It has changed tremendously for customers and me.”
Q: Did you see yourself in this position as a child?
“Not at all. I wanted to be an athlete of some kind when I was a child growing up.”
Q: What advice would you give any aspiring businessman looking to start a company?
“That’s a good question. I’d tell them to be humble and work hard.”
Q: What is your greatest accomplishment as a businessman?
“My greatest accomplishment is my volunteer work in building Morganza to the Gulf. That will help keep this community safe – now and into the future.”
Q: The local economy is struggling. How has your company adjusted?
“We’ve worked hard to cut cost and work harder to make the best with what we have.”
Q: Do you think the economy will rebound soon?
“Yes, it is starting to stabilize. I think better days are ahead.”
Q: What makes a good CEO?
“I’d have to say it’s listening to your key people.”
Q: If you could describe your company in one word, what word would you say?
Q: What are plans for the future of Alford and Associates?
“We will continue to deliver unparalleled service to our customers along with the opportunity to expand ourselves into the future.”•