20 Dec 2017
On November 19, AMTR lost our beloved leader and CEO, Shan Scott, to neuroendocrine cancer. He fought the illness like he ran the business—with all his heart. He came to work until he could not any longer; this company was his second home, and we were all his extended family.
Shan’s first job out of college was working alongside his father, Ed Scott, and his uncle, Mike Lasiter, the founders of AMTR. Over the years, he performed every job in the company and became an expert truck and rail auditor, as well as a nationally-recognized transportation guru. In 2013, he assumed the position of CEO and springboarded AMTR into a period of innovation and growth that is still ongoing today.
Despite our great loss, AMTR is prepared to “drive on” as Shan would want. For years, there has been a joke at the company related to the phrase “WWSD” (i.e. What Would Shan Do)? Instead of answering questions for us, he worked hard to teach us to think for ourselves, to sort out complex problems, to take care of our clients, and to become the most knowledgeable transportation experts in the business. Upon reflection, he taught us well and prepared us perfectly to move forward.
Shan’s sister, Summer (Scott) Bartczak, PhD, will take over the reins of AMTR as Acting CEO. Besides being a 20+ year Air Force veteran and college professor, Summer has worked closely with Shan and the AMTR leadership in various capacities since 2013, and as such, is no stranger to the business. Although Shan will be sorely missed, the outstanding team he built at AMTR is well-prepared to lead the company into the future as the nation’s premier after-payment freight audit and transportation knowledge services company.